Kuwait TV (KTV) is set to digitise and distribute hundreds of its TV shows on Telly, a premium video-on-demand service.
The first batch of KTV shows, including top dramas, kids shows and comedies including Dars Khosousi, Atfal Moughameroon, Mickey Mouse Club House and Ahlam Ala Warak are now available to stream on Telly's website or apps.
Under the agreement hundreds of hours of new shows will be digitised monthly and added to Telly's library.
The addition of KTV will triple Telly's Arabic content library, which also includes exclusive, original Arabic TV series like After The End.
The Khaleeji-oriented programs from KTV complement Telly's popular Hollywood shows like Karate Kid, Outlander, Spiderman 3 and Breaking Bad— available with Arabic subtitles and in HD quality.
"Consumers in MENA want to watch shows on their mobile devices anytime, anywhere. In particular GCC residents crave quality, local content," said Eric Morhenn, Telly's CEO. "Telly is delivering on that customer need. We are a relief from the frustration and complexity of traditional linear TV. Telly is about the freedom of on-demand, a clean mobile-first design, and the fun of binge watching."
Telly is available today on Android devices, Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV) and the web-- all for an affordable monthly subscription of $4.99. For more information go to Telly.com or visit the Google Play or Apple app stores, download the Telly app and start your free trial.
A recent Frost & Sullivan report shows average fixed broadband speeds of over 5 Mbps in most MENA countries and average mobile Internet speeds of over 1 Mbps, providing good connectivity speeds for viewing videos. Furthermore the report indicated that 21% of MENA consumers rank movies as their top content genre, followed by Sports (18%) and National TV (14%).