His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information, opened the 25th edition of CABSAT – the definitive event for broadcast media and entertainment content across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).
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Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has partnered with ITC Global to set up Thuraya VSAT+, the ground-breaking maritime satellite service.
The global Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry is in the midst of a significant shift as viewers demand a more personalised experience, both in terms of the content they consume and their platform of choice. The fast-paced development of mobile and streaming technologies have sparked a marked shift in consumer behaviour, thrusting the industry into an era analysts are referring to as Convergence 3.0. In this new wave of entertainment, technology is giving a voice to the consumer and that voice is clear - viewers are demanding bespoke content that they can consume anytime, anywhere. With expectations at an all-time high, the E&M industry must adapt to meet the brief.
Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, together with Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, will showcase the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa.
TV operator OSN (Panther Media Group) has announced the appointment of a new CEO following the departure of Martin Stewart after just two years. The Dubai-based firm has confirmed that Patrick Tillieux will become the new CEO.
SES will be present at CABSAT 2019, which will be held on 12-14 March at Dubai World Trade Center, to discuss important developments in the satellites industry and highlight important topics and trends that will certainly draw attendees’ attention. The highlight of SES participation will be its newest satellite, SES-12, which is now ready to serve video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighborhood. These all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
SES announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, announced the safe arrival of Es’hail-2 satellite at the SpaceX launch facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA in preparation for the launch on 15 November 2018.