Kuwait’s GulfSat and Eutelsat Welcome Kuwait TV’s Al-Qurain TV In HD To EUTELSAT-8 West B Satellite

Kuwait TV, the official Kuwaiti state broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, announced at CABSAT 2017 in Dubai that the new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched in its free-to-air HD platform hosted on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite. The capacity used by Kuwait TV is provided …

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Ahmed Al Shamsi Announced as Acting Thuraya CEO

Thuraya has named Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, assuming the role immediately. Al Shamsi has been a key member of Thuraya’s leadership team since its inception in 1997. He was directly involved in all phases of its development, from …

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UAE’s XSAT Enters Long-Term Partnership With Yahsat At CABSAT 2017

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator announced the start of a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company XSAT. Under the agreement, XSAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band Al Yah 3 satellite, to be launched later this year. The two companies signed the agreement during the second …

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Eurasian Economic Union to Integrate Remote Sensing Satellite Capabilities in 2019

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) plans to create a joint remote earth sensing system by integrating the space- and ground-based capabilities of its member states, to include Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, by 2019. “In the first half of 2018, the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to draft an intergovernmental …

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Intelsat and Sentech Expand Partnership to Provide African Content on INTELSAT 20

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Sentech, a leading broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, has extended and expanded its relationship with Intelsat to bolster delivery of media services in sub-Saharan Africa. Sentech has been leveraging Ku-band services from Intelsat …

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Arabsat Sponsors Satellite Interference Reduction Group Workshop at CABSAT 2017

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat- participated in the Broadcast, Satellite and Digital Media Event for Middle East and North Africa, CABSAT 2017, during March 21-23, 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. As an active member of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), Arabsat sponsored the …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Shows Presence at CABSAT 2017

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, exhibited at the annual CABSAT exhibition in Dubai during March 21-23, 2017, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company showcased Live transmission of 4K UHD channel via Es’hailSat satellite …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Defining a New Space Era

Over the past 12 months, we have heard a lot about it. It is being discussed at conferences, throughout exhibition halls, in the press and throughout the space industry at large. It is NewSpace. But what is it? SpaceWatch Middle East contributing editor Helen Jameson, gives her take on NewSpace; …

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Samer Halawi Departs UAE’s Thuraya for U.S. Position

Samer Halawi has amicably resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai-based satellite communications company Thuraya, and is headed to a new job in Washington, DC, with an as yet unnamed company, according to Space Intel Report‘s Peter B. de Selding. Halawi, who had been CEO of Thuraya …

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SpaceWatch Middle East Launches New App for Android and iOS

SpaceWatch Middle East is proud to announce the launch of its App for Android and iOS smart phones and tablets. The App is available for free from Google Play and iTunes. Readers of SpaceWatch Middle East can now download all the news, opinion, and commentary on Middle Eastern space activities …

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