Selevision, a Saudi Arabia-based technology and content provider, has selected Voddler Group, a cloud-streaming specialist, to optimise its subscribers’ streaming experience.
Selevision provides broadcast and online channels direct to consumers under several brands from its bases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, providing exceptional regional entertainment to its growing base.
To ensure a consistently high quality of experience for its users, Selevision is adding Voddler’s hybrid peer-assisted and secure delivery to its global technology platform. Voddler’s technology scales limitlessly across all devices and bit-rates, which will enable Selevision expand its subscriber base while improving quality.
VoddlerNet combines controlled and secure peer-assisted delivery with direct streaming from the source provider. This unique hybrid peer-assisted video streaming solution greatly expands the reach of streaming video services, while maintaining the highest bitrate and quality of service possible.
“Providing the best possible viewing experience for the end user is vital to us, regardless of which of our entertainment services they are using and wherever they may be viewing from,” said Dr Raed Khusheim, CEO of Selevision. “To maintain our leading position, we are continually innovating behind the scenes. Voddler’s ability to offer broadcast quality content limitlessly offers real advantages in driving up the quality of experience.”
One of the particular challenges for OTT services in the Gulf region is the high demand for mobile consumption, with mobile penetration rates in Saudi Arabia exceeding 168%. While VoddlerNet provides service quality improvements across all networks, it has specific functionality which allows greater support even on mobile devices without impairing performance.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with Selevision,” said Adam Lewis, CEO of Voddler Group. “As a pre-eminent OTT provider in the MENA region, Selevision already reaches millions of viewers. We want to help them continue their growth while maintaining the quality and responsiveness for which the platform is famous.
"Expectations of technical quality as well as access to rich content are very high, and VoddlerNet enables Selevision to meet these expectations cost-effectively, without massive investment in edge servers and content delivery networks,” he added.