Tag Archives: Qatar

Es’hailSat selects SpaceX for 2016 launch

Qatari satellite company, EshailSat, has selected California-based space transport services company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), to launch the companys second satellite, Eshail 2, in the fourth quarter of 2016. Eshail 2 will be positioned at the 26° East to provide TV distribution and government services to strategic stakeholders and commercial customers who value broadcasting and [...]

beIN Sports acquires 53% stake in Digiturk

Qatar-based operator, beIN Media Groups Chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has reportedly acquired a 53% stake in Turkish satellite pay-TV operator, Digiturk, for USD 820 million, according to reports. The acquisition would make Al Jazeera a prominent player in Turkey, which is the top TV market in South-Eastern Europe, and boost its soccer offering ahead [...]

Kratos to upgrade Es’hailSat’s CMC

Qatar satellite company, EshailSat, has awarded a contract to satellite control systems provider, Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE), to extend its existing Capacity Management Centre (CMC) to accommodate the Es’hail-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016. Kratos ISE will expand the system with a monitoring site at the new Es’hailSat teleport, provide the [...]

BeIN Sports adds new channel

Qatari sports broadcaster, beIN Sports, has added a new channel to its existing pair of sports channels, to exclusively carry rugby, basketball, handball, athletics, judo and volleyball. The channel will be added it the bouquet free of cost to its existing subscribers. According to reports, BeIN Sports, currents has more than 2.5 million subscribers[...]

Mozaic TV launches weekend VoD offer

Qatari telco, Ooredoo, announced that its pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV, will launch a special offer on the Video on Demand entertainment service allowing customers to rent movies for QAR 1 (USD 0.27) each on weekends from September 4 to 28. Subscribers can choose from a range of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic cinema with genres including [...]

Ooredoo introduces Ramadan series on Mozaic Go

Qatar based telco, Ooredoos, mobile TV app, Mozaic Go, has introduced new Ramadan series which can be streamed directly onto customers handheld devices across the county. Mozaic Go is offering the new content for a free trial period during Ramadan. Ooredoo Shahry Smart customers with an Unlimited Mobile Internet Pack (MIP) and Shahry Unlimited Mobile [...]

GMA’s filipino channels reach Qatar via Ooredoo

Qatari teleco, Ooredoo, has partnered Philippines-based broadcaster, GMA Network Inc. (GMA), to launch Filipino channel bouquet, MyGMA, on Ooredoos pay-IPTV service, Mozaic TV. “We look forward to this partnership with Ooredoo Qatar as it strengthens our goal of reaching more Filipinos across the globe, said Joseph Francia, Vice-President and Head of International Operations at GMA. [...]

Al Jazeera interested in Italian merger

Qatari pay-TV broadcaster, Al Jazeera, is eyeing a possible tie-up with the Italian commercial broadcaster, Mediasets pay-TV venture, Mediaset Premium. Mediaset is a big company and is a great opportunity for us,” said Emir Ali Bin Thamer al Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family that indirectly controls Al Jazeera. We are evaluating the [...]

Ooredoo incorporates live streaming

Qatari teleco, Ooredoo, has launched a new streaming feature on Mozaic Go to enable subscribers to watch popular TV channels live on their personal devices across Qatar. The live streaming feature, which will initially be accessible on iOS devices initially, will allow Mozaic customers to get instant access to live content broadcast like breaking news [...]

Al Jazeera faces technical problems in broadcast

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has encountered massive technical problems which has forced the 24-hour Arabian TV-news channel to switch its news output from its headquarters in Doha to London. Reports suggest that the problems started on June 2 this year and while Al Jazeera have not revealed the cause of the problem, the Qatari broadcaster [...]