Optimal satellite services for the region
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is a communications satellite operator headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Es’hailSat was established in 2010 to manage and develop Qatar’s presence in space. The company provides independent, high-quality, advanced satellite services to broadcasters, businesses and governments in the MENA region and beyond.
With the goal to be a truly global satellite operator and service provider, Es’hailSat started operations of its first satellite Es’hail-1 at 25.5° E in 2013, supporting key broadcasters in the region, beIN SPORTS and Al Jazeera Media Network. Es’hail-2, the company’s second satellite was launched on November 15, 2018, and is co-located with Es’hail-1 at the MENA broadcast hotspot of 25.5° E / 26° E orbital location.
Having both Ku-band and Ka-band capacity at the 25.5° E and 26° E hotspot position enables Es’hailSat to provide the region with the most advanced and sophisticated services in broadcast, telecommunications and broadband.
Es’hailSat delivers additional premium satellite capacity in the MENA region with the expansion of the Es’hailSat fleet. Es’hail-2 was successfully launched on November 15, 2018 further boosting broadcast and global connectivity for Qatar and the entire MENA region. Es’hail-2 is a high-powered, advanced satellite with both Ku-band and Ka-band capabilities to provide for TV distribution, telecoms and government services.
New Teleport for MENA
The new Es’hailSat Teleport is a state-of-the-art facility providing satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding The new Es’hailSat Teleport is a state-of-the-art facility providing satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) facilities and capacity management, together with a wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, contribution, multiplexing, encoding, playout and broadcasting, tailored for the company’s stakeholders, customers and business partners.
Solving Challenges of Interference for MENA Broadcasters
As secure transmissions continue to be of paramount importance in the MENA region, Es’hailSat is working with various parties to reduce and eliminate satellite interference and provide secure transmission network for its customers. Es’hailSat satellites have been designed and built with anti-jamming capabilities that help avoid any intentional or unintentional interference. This is critical for customers operating mission critical work and for broadcasters who value uninterrupted signals. In addition, geo-location system is available at the teleport to accurately identify origins of any interference and take appropriate action with or against the interfering party.
Premium Content on Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2
Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 demonstrate the value of Es’hailSat’s offering in terms of technical capabilities and performance, and also in terms of independence and security of content broadcast. In addition to providing transmission for established news, sport and entertainment channels, a growing number of new channels from around the region are choosing Es’hailSat for broadcast in the MENA region. beIN Sports continues to roll out new HD and SD channels via Es’hailSat satellites, seeking to diversify and expand its audience with new content including movies, entertainment and sport. In addition, with beIN and Al Jazeera’s bouquet of HD channels on Es’hail-1, the 25.5°E / 26° E is truly a hotspot for quality high-definition channels.
Operating from the MENA orbital hotspot of 25.5° E / 26° E, covering key consumer markets in the GCC and North Africa, Es’hailSat’s high-powered satellites provide key infrastructure to networks and broadcasters to distribute TV channels directly to consumers via small satellite dish. Customers are able to leverage on Es’hailSat’s satellites and teleport infrastructures to provide services such as linear TV, video-on-demand, high-definition TV and 4K TV among others.
Es’hailSat provides a range of new satellite and world-class communications services for Qatar and the region that helps drive home grown innovation and stimulate development of solutions that support VSAT, voice, data and broadband business via satellite.
Growing Demand for Ka-band
Es’hailSat’s Ka-band hub provides flexibility and a range of satellite-based data communications applications, ensuring customers benefit from flexible, efficient technologies that provide higher compression with lower latency and bandwidth optimisation for OPEX savings.