International news channels on Es'Hailsat for the Middle East/North Africa

Posted: 03 Nov 2015   Print   Send a link

Broadband TV News, 2 Nov 2015, Robert Briel: “Under the tagline All You Want [Qatar-based beIN Media Group] is positioning itself as the only comprehensive pay TV entertainment player in the region. Until now, the broadcaster was only offering its sports channels on the Es’Hailsat satellite positioned at 25.5 degrees East. The new DTH service, which is available immediately, comprises channels including Fox Movies HD, Star Movies HD, StarWorld HD, Fox HD, National Geographic Channel, NatGeo Wild, NatGeo, People BabyTV, and news channels including BBC Arabiya, BBC World News, CNBC Arabiya, Rusiya Al-Yaum, France 24 in French and Arabic as well as three Al Jazeera channels.” KIM: With Badr/Arabsat at 26 degrees east, the same dish can be used for Es’Hailsat. Not sure about using the same satellite receiver. Es’Hailsat is, like Al Jazeera, Qatar-based. See also Es’Hailsat press release, 31 Dec 2014.