[Via Satellite 08-25-2015] Qatari satellite company Es’hailSat has selected a 50,000 square meter site north of the city of Doha, Qatar, to establish a new teleport. Promer Qatar Contracting Company will design and build the teleport, with design finalization expected by the first quarter of 2016, and the site build and project completed by Q1 2017.
Es’hailSat’s teleport will provide satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C) support and capacity management. The site will also support a wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, contribution, multiplexing, encoding, playout and broadcasting. The operator plans to provide back-up studios for TV channels and serve as a disaster-recovery facility for broadcasters. The site will be connected with the key media broadcasters in Qatar by fiber optic link.
Es’hailSat’s Es’hail 1, launched in 2013 on a shared platform with Eutelsat, and Es’hail 2, scheduled for launch in Q4 2016, are designed with advanced anti-jamming capabilities. The company broadcasts premium content for news and sports channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN Sports.