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Ooredoo inks deal to air MBC content

by Digital Studio Middle East Staff on Feb 21, 2017

Waleed Al Sayed and Sam Barnett with celebrities and members of the team
Waleed Al Sayed and Sam Barnett with celebrities and members of the team

Ooredoo and MBC Group have signed a seven-year partnership granting Ooredoo the exclusive rights in Qatar to some of the most popular HD channels.

Ooredoo and MBC Group hosted an event at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, to launch the new MBC+ Ooredoo channel for the telco’s TV subscribers.

The event was attended by Ooredoo Qatar CEO, Waleed Al Sayed; MBC Group CEO, Sam Barnett and the MBC team including: Sabah Al Khair Ya Arab star Khaled Al Shaer, reporter and broadcaster Ali Al Ghofaily, journalist Ola Al-Fares, as well as presenter Ghada Mussali from MBC1 and presenter Mariam Said from ET Bil Arabi.

With this latest partnership, Ooredoo TV customers will now be able to exclusively enjoy a new channel that will include a selection of MBC’s top Arabic content.

MBC+ Ooredoo channel is available on channel 180 and will include shows like Tabakh Al Sultan, Scoop, Dahsha, El Hokm and El Hob Al Halal.

Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Since its launch Ooredoo TV has offered the latest and best content, whether live, On Demand or on the go via the Ooredoo TV App. This is the latest step in our vision of offering leading local and international content to Qatar and we hope you enjoy the wide range of programmes we have selected especially for Ooredoo TV customers in HD.”

MBC Group CEO, Sam Barnett said: "It’s a privilege to be partnering with such an innovative telecommunications company. The speed and sophistication of the network provided by Ooreedoo means that viewers in Qatar are able to experience audiovisual content at industry leading levels of quality.

“It was only a few months ago when we announced our intention to work together, and today our combined teams are ready to launch both MBC+ Ooreedoo and our premium Video On Demand (VOD) service Shahid Plus.”

To ensure that Ooredoo’s entertainment portfolio stays ahead of the growing switch to digital content, Ooredoo and MBC Group have recently announced that all Ooredoo customers can now watch Shahid Plus’ online service in Qatar without commercials.

Existing Mozaic TV customers who want to upgrade to Ooredoo TV to take advantage of the MBC+ Ooredoo channel can visit any Ooredoo retail shop to register and collect a free Ooredoo TV play device.

Ooredoo TV offers features such as 4K resolution, time shift, Android apps, parental control, thousands of hours of on-demand content and much more at no extra cost. Ooredoo TV is available from Ooredoo shops, Starlink, TechnoBlue and Jumbo outlets.


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