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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Shows Presence at CABSAT 2017

Artist’s conception of Es’hailSat’s Es’hail-2 telecommunications satellite. Credits: MELCO

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, exhibited at the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai during March 21-23, 2017, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company showcased Live transmission of 4K UHD channel via Es’hailSat satellite using the latest technologies such as HEVC encoding and DVB‐S2X modulation. The 4K UHD service by Es’hailSat at CABSAT offer customers a complete end‐to‐end solution from playout to HEVC encoding to content transfer via public internet to Es’hailSat teleport for uplink using the latest modulation scheme of DVB‐S2X giving customers highly cost effective and bandwidth efficient solution.

In addition to providing 4K UHD services for established news and sports channels, Es’hailSat also supports a growing number of new Arabic channels to launch HD and SD services in the MENA region. Al Rafidain and Al Raed recently launched their channels exclusively on Es’hailSat’s broadcast hotspot to reach customers across the region.

Es’hail‐2, a new high‐performance satellite with sophisticated anti‐jamming capabilities is scheduled for launch in 2018 and will be positioned at the 26 degrees East hotspot position for TV broadcasting, significantly adding to the company’s ability to provide high quality, premium DTH television content across the Middle East and North Africa. With a commitment to providing broadcasters with secure and independent satellite transmission, Es’hailSat has commissioned its own teleport, which will provide satellite TT&C and capacity management together with a wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, contribution, multiplexing, encoding, playout and broadcasting.

Ali Al Kuwari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, commented: “CABSAT is an important event in our calendar where we have the opportunity to meet with our customers and engage with potential customers and technology suppliers. With a new teleport coming online soon and Es’hail‐2 scheduled for launch next year, we are presenting our innovative and technologically advanced solutions at CABSAT. This exhibition is an important element in our strategy to attract customers who value broadcasting independence, quality of service and efficient solutions”.

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