Tag Archives: Qatar

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 [...]

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 [...]