ALKass is a group of Sports television channels established in 2006 and operates under the umbrella of Qatar Media Corporation. Alkass’s eight channels (Free-to-air and encrypted) broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa.
AlKass Channels has a range of sports properties; it owns the exclusive media rights of the most important and influential tournaments and cups in the state of Qatar.
Alkass is the strategic partner of major sports institutions in Qatar; to name a few: Qatar Olympic Committee, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Stars League management, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club and Aspire Academy.
ALKass is the sole right holder of the Qatar Stars League, and several local and traditional sports competitions: “Marmi Falcon’s Festival”, “Qalayal”, “Samla” and “Senyar Festival.” Furthermore, AlKass owns the rights of the events organized by with the Asian Football Confederation, Asian Handball Federation and Asian volleyball Confederation in addition to the rights of some significant Arabic football league matches.
Since the beginning, Alkass has covered and broadcasted major international, Asian and regional sports events.
- Olympics: Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016. similar
- Asian Games: Doha 2006, Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014.
- Asian Cup: Indonesia / Malaysia / Thailand / Vietnam 2007, Qatar 2011, Australia 2015
- Gulf Arab Football Cup UAE 2007, Oman 2009, Yemen 2011, Bahrain 2013, Saudi Arabia 2015, Kuwait 2017.
AlKass Sports Channels are committed to achieve its goals and vision through the production and the coverage of international tournaments hosted by the state of Qatar such as:
- FIVB World Tour
- FINA Swimming World Cup 2017
- FIE Qatar Grand
- ITTF World Tour Qatar
- IFG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
- IAAF Diamond League
Over the years, ALkass channels have thrived to implement and develop its technical resources and infrastructure to remain up-to-date and meet the latest technology in broadcast solutions.
AlKass channels were the first in the MENA region to launch High – definition television (HDTV) in 2009 and the pioneers in launching digital applications on IOS/Android platforms.
Alkass channels have been working on building a state-of-the-art OB trucks following the highest international standards.
More than thirty sports programs and documentaries are produced in-house every year. On the top comes “ALMajlis” which is Alkass’s trademark; remarkable and turning point in the field of Sports analysis programs.
Alkass has won many international awards such as the International Quality Crown Award for the Gold category awarded by the World Quality Summit in London and the Promax BDA Award for Excellence in Creativity and Design.
In addition to a series of awards as best programs in different Gulf, Arab and Asian festivals such as the Gulf Festival of Radio and Television and the Tehran International Short Film Festival.