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Satellite capacities on the interference free E8WA satellite and advance sales for the new satellite E8WB (to be launched in 2015) are the focus for exhibitor Gulfsat, who are also launching their new playout facility in Kuwait

According to the company, its strengths lie in its ability to provide a complete broadcast solution and its ability to offer value-added services such as an uplink facility, a playout facility, satellite contribution links, IP contribution links, internet backbone, SMS rollouts, SNG, studio, co-location, occasional use, live event coverage and so on.

“We have had a successful last 12 months,” said Mohammed Shaaban, group senior marketing executive. “We have reinstated ourselves as one of the top broadcasters in the MENA region. We have been able to acquire four new transponders of premium capacity over the last 12 months. Partnering with beIN Sport (a division of Al-Jazeera) and facilitating their 2014 World Cup transmission and broadcast remains our key achievement of the past year.”

The company says that its expansion plans are on track. It intends to acquire another three or four premium capacity transponders over the next 12 months. With this capacity acquisition, it says, the company’s market share should rank in the top three.