Qatar Digital TV News

IPTV remains in a nascent state in the Arab World
Jun 8, 2009 – According to the Arab Advisors Group, seven service providers in six countries in the Arab World were offering commercial IPTV services as of May 2009. FTA channels and piracy remain the main obstacles facing IPTV uptake in the region.
News categories: Arab Advisors, Algeria, Bahrain, Digital TV, Egypt, Fibre, IPTV, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Market Research, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

Qatar readies for world's first commercial Mobile TV service based on DVB-H and OMA BCast Smart Card Profile
Oct 7, 2008 – Qatar Telecom (Qtel) [Doha: QTEL] and Nokia Siemens Networks have signed the world's first commercial Mobile TV deployment contract based on DVB-H and OMA BCast Smart Card Profile technology.
News categories: Nokia Siemens Networks, Qatar Telecom, CAM, Content Protection, Digital TV, Mobile, Qatar

S2M and Space Systems/Loral Sign Innovative Mobile TV Satellite Contract
Dec 12, 2007 – S2M has announced the formal contract with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) for the S2M-1 satellite - the first mobile TV satellite covering the Middle East and North Africa.
News categories: S2M, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Digital TV, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mobile, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Satellite, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen

Verimatrix Content Security Selected for Qatar IPTV Service
Sep 24, 2007 – Verimatrix has announced that it is providing the security solution for the world's first fully integrated IPTV triple-play deployment in Qatar.
News categories: Verimatrix, Qtel, Conditional Access, Content Protection, Digital TV, IPTV, Qatar, Set Top Box

The status of IPTV in the Arab World
Sep 20, 2007 – Despite the advantages that IPTV provides, only four operators in three countries in the Arab World region offer commercial IPTV services.
News categories: Arab Advisors, Bahrain, Broadband, Digital TV, Egypt, IPTV, Kuwait, Market Research, Middle-East, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Strong growth forecast for MENA pay TV
Jun 19, 2007 – The pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa will grow by 36% over the next five years. Informa Telecoms & Media's report shows that the region's 4.5 million pay TV subscribers at end-2006 will grow to 6.1 million in 2012.
News categories: Africa, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Cable TV, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Market Research, Middle-East, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Satellite, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Zimbabwe

Al-Falak announces the launch of the world's first fully integrated IPTV Triple Play project for Qatar Telecom (Qtel)
Jan 21, 2007 – Al-Falak has successfully completed the system integration of the world's first fully integrated and redundant IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) Triple Play project for Qatar Telecom (Qtel).
News categories: Qtel, Al-Falak, Content Protection, Digital TV, IPTV, Middleware, Qatar, Set Top Box