Tag Archives: Qatar

Ooredoo renews content deal with beIN Sports

Qatari teleco, Ooredoo, has renewed a two-year contract with Al Jazeera-owned, beIN Sports, to broadcast all beIN Sports channels including 15 HD channels on its pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV. Along with this, Mozaic TV and beIN Sports have prepared a new beIN Sports+ Global package for Next Generation and standard Mozaic TV customers which can [...]

New Qatari channel launches to counterweight Al Jazeera

Qatar soon plans to launch a new Arabic-language news channel, Al Araby Television Network, as a political counterweight to Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, which allegedly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. The new station, which will be based in London and broadcast across the Arab world, is one of several new media ventures launched under the Emir [...]

Al Jazeera seeks compensation from Egypt

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has lodged a formal complaint against Egypts interim government demanding a compensation of USD 150 million for damages to its investments in the country since July 2013. Al Jazeeras formal notification of dispute is based on a bilateral investment treaty between Qatar and Egypt dating back to 1999 which calls on both [...]

Al Kass TV gets online presence across Middle East

Qatar’s state broadcaster, Al Kass TV, has partnered with UAE telco, du, to stream its content live over the Akamai Technologies intelligent platform. The free-to-air state broadcasters services will be available across the Middle East on any connected device, including mobiles and PCs. “Expanding our reach to the maximum number of viewers is important for [...]

Al-Jazeera office faces closure in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian authorities are reportedly planning to shut down the Riyadh office of Qatar-based broadcaster, Al Jazeera, in the next few days over a foreign policy dispute between the neighbouring countries. The move to close down Al-Jazeera comes in the wake of a directive from Saudi Arabias Ministry of Culture and Information asking Saudi [...]

Ooredoo unveils Mozaic’s cricket coverage in 2014

Qatari telco, Ooredoo, has announced full Mozaic TV coverage of the 2014 cricket season which including live access to the Asia Cup, ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, and the Indian Premier League. The coverage this year will also be available for all Mozaic TV OSN Pehla Spice Plus channel subscribers in Qatar along with Next [...]

Es’hailSat to launch second satellite by 2016

Qatar Satellite Company, Es’hailSat, has announced plans to launch a second Qatari satellite, Es’hail2, by the fourth quarter of 2016. Ali Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer in Es’hailSat, said that Es’hail2 will have more capacity to accommodate channels, security and quality. It will also accommodates Gulf and Arabic channels that have already submitted their applications for [...]

Al Jazeera extends reach to Turkey

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, plans to extend its services to Turkey and will soon launch a new TV channel, Al Jazeera Türk. The move has been preceded by launching a Turkish online service ahead of a full television channel launch from Istanbul. Al Jazeera Türk is an important new member to the Al Jazeera Network, [...]

STC offers beIN Sports channels

Saudi operator, STC, will offer beIN Sports channels, owned by Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, to its Invision TV customers. The basic plan for the beIN channels will cost SAR 25 (USD 6.7) per month, while the comprehensive plan will cost SAR 53 (USD 14.13) per month. The coverage will include Italian, English and Spanish football [...]

Ooredoo connects 100,000 homes to broadband fibre

Qatar telco Ooredoo announced that it now provides broadband fibre to more than 100,000 customers in Qatar all of which have access to its HD IPTV service, Mozaic – which includes hundreds of live channels with the ability to pause, rewind and record, and On Demand access to thousands of videos and TV series. More [...]