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March 11th, 2015

@ CABSAT 2015: Qatar's Es'hailSat To Showcase Their First Satellite

[SatNews] Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual CABSAT 2015 exhibition in Dubai, which attracts key players from the dynamic and fast-growing broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors.

Artistic rendition of Es'hailSat-1.

The company is showcasing Es’hail 1, the first satellite for the State of Qatar now providing high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5 / 26 degrees East neighborhood. Es’hailSat, through its existing and planned satellites broadcasts diversified and high quality premium content with anti-jamming capabilities across the MENA region.  A growing number of TV channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN SPORTS have chosen the Es’hail 1 satellite for high definition broadcasting of their premium programming.  Es’hail 1 also transmits a bouquet of channels including new Arabic broadcaster Al Araby and Qatari cultural channel Al Bidaa.

With the success of Es’hail 1, the company is already pushing ahead with plans to expand its satellite fleet.  Es’hail 2 is currently under construction with MELCO in Japan and is expected to be launched on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the end of 2016.  And discussions are ongoing with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for a further satellite - Es’hail 3.

Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, said, “With our first satellite Es’hail 1 currently broadcasting premium content for the MENA region and with future satellites planned, CABSAT will help us to achieve our goal to become a world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the region.  We see this exhibition as a key element in our strategy to attract customers who value broadcasting independence, quality of service and our market penetration.”