Cabsat 2016

Al Jazeera taps Arqiva for global satellite distribution

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Media Network has tapped media services provider Arqiva to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services. As part of the long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute Al Jazeera’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English to global networks. Arqiva said it will provide dual and triplicate redundancy on […]

OSN prepares the ground for 4K UHD with Eutelsat deal

Middle East pay TV provider OSN is taking additional capacity on Eutelsat 8 West B to support the expansion of its offering, including the introduction of 4K ultra HD channels. The pair unveiled a new contract at this week’s Cabsat show in Dubai. OSN will use the new capacity to launch ultra HD services and […]

Es’hailSat outlines future plans

Middle East satellite operator Es’hailSat plans to launch its Es’hail-2 bird by the end of this year, and discussions are underway with customers and stakeholders to define the requirements for a third satellite, Es’hail-3, according to the company. The operator plans to place Es’hail-2 at the 26° East hotspot to enable it to continue to […]

Netia names MEA team

Orange-owned media service provider Netia has named Adel Hamla as its sales manager for the Middle East and Africa, and has named Abderrahmane Bessaih to oversee business development in MEA. Hamla joined the Orange group in 2009 as a sales representative specializing in IP and integration and three years later transitioned into the position of […]

Friend MTS launches automated IPTV antipiracy service

Content security specialist Friend MTS is to launch an automated IPTV antipiracy service, Viper, at the Cabsat exhibition in Dubai. Viper uses Friend MTS’s proprietary technology to monitor illicit IPTV set-top boxes, identify the source of each illegal channel feed and effectively shut it down, according to the company. Friend MTS says that that its […]