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Qatar’s first satellite to broadcast more than 100 channels

Qatar Satellite Co (Es'hailSat) has announced Sohail 1, the country's first satellite is to broadcast more than 30 high definition television (HDTV) and 70 standard definition television (SDTV) channels sometime after its launch, the Peninsula has reported. The satellite, which will be launched tomorrow from European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, will broadcast Qatar TV, Al Jazeera channel, Al Rayyan TV and Al Kass sports channel, among other channels. Services of the new satellite are expected to be available by December, the firm said.