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TV & Internet in Doha


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It is useful to know that Qatar's DVD region is 2, its Blue-Ray region is B, and its GSM frequency is 900.

TV in Qatar

There are several TV options in Qatar, including cable and satellite services with a number of English language stations and packages. You do not need a TV license in Qatar.

TV Channels in Qatar

Qatar Television is the state-run broadcaster in the country. It has two main channels: one in Arabic and one in English.

Doha is also home to satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera, which was originally owned and financed by the Qatari government but has evolved into an independent news corporation. Al Jazeera's Arabic and English news and sports stations are broadcast in Doha.

Overseas networks that broadcast in Doha include OSN (Orbit Showtime Network) ART, STAR, MBC, BBC, FOX and Abu Dhabi Sports.

Cable TV in Qatar

Ooredoo is the main provider of cable television in Doha. Its cable TV service is called Mozaik TV+. Mozaik packages include a landline phone and internet access, and start from QR 250 per month. To sign up for Mozaik TV visit an Ooredoo shop with your Qatari ID and complete an application form. Pay Per View and channel packages – such as Asian or sports packages – are also available.

Satellite TV in Qatar

Satellite providers in Doha include OSN, Al Muftah Group and StarLink. All three providers offer online subscription services.

Internet in Qatar

The Internet country code for Qatar is .qa

Vodafone and Ooredoo offer broadband Internet for homes, as well as postpaid and pre-paid mobile Internet. At the time of writing, broadband through Ooredoo starts at QR 233 (1 Mbps) to QR 650 (100 Mbps), or QR 250 (1 Mbps) to QR 700 (100 Mbps) if bundled with TV services. Broadband through Vodafone starts at QR 200 (5 Mbps) to QR 550 (100 Mbps) with free home phone service. Installation fees range from QR 199 (Ooredoo) with a 3-month minimum subscription.

Internet Providers in Qatar

Ooredoo

Phone: 115 for installation inquiries, +974 4438 0000 for overseas assistance, 111 for Ooredoo call centre
Website: http://www.ooredoo.qa/en/

Vodafone Qatar

Phone: 111 for customer care, +974 7700 7111 for customer care from overseas
Website: http://www.vodafone.qa/en/

Internet Installation in Qatar

Installation can take up to three weeks. A Qatari Residence Permit and a copy of your passport or ID are required to sign up for a contract and initiate installation.

Internet Cafés in Doha

There are several Internet Cafes in Doha. Access costs QR 5-10 per hour on average.

Al Jazeera Internet Café
Phone: +974 4468 9730
Salwa Road, Doha

Elite Internet Café
Phone: +974 4431 9662

Magnet Internet Café
Phone: +974 4447 8378

Mayurka Internet Café
Phone: +974 4427 0204

Turbo Internet Café
Phone: +974 4486 1790
Bin Omar, Doha

Vortex Internet Café
Phone: +974 4431 2647

Windows Internet Café
Phone: +974 4435 2493

WiFi in Doha

You can access free WiFi in several parks in Doha: Al Wakrah park, Corniche, and Dahl Al Haman. Most cafes also have free WiFi for patrons.

There are also Q-Tel hotspots around the city for about 15 QTR per hour. Find access points at ooredoo wifi site.


Update 1/10/2013

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