Ex-OSN exec and industry veteran Elie Kawkabani will lead the Middle East operations. He has successfully launched several pay TV businesses and supplied major TV operators in North America with multiple channels and products, as well as operated his own B2C platform.
Canada-headquartered broadcast solutions provider Nextologies Limited has expanded into the Middle East with a new office in Dubai Media City. Nextologies FZ-LLC will focus on offering video transport technology and OTT enablement services to this region, which has embraced next-level technologies and business models.
Overseeing the establishment of Nextologies’ Dubai operation as SVP Business Development, is Elie Kawkabani. He has successfully launched several pay TV businesses and supplied major TV operators in North America with multiple channels and products, as well as operated his own B2C platform.
Speaking about the Dubai office and Kawkabani’s appointment, Sasha Zivanovic, CEO of Nextologies in Toronto, explained: “We’ve been conducting business in the MENA region for years and felt it was time that we commit to the territory in a more significant manner. By establishing a presence and having someone as experienced as Elie to lead our team there, we are confident that we will achieve our goals moving forward. We believe the media technology landscape in MENA will undergo a major restructuring and experience serious growth over the next decade, therefore, we wanted to be part of the community that leads that growth.”
Kawkabani noted: “Nextologies is uniquely poised to introduce to the region enterprise-grade broadcast and OTT solutions at significantly lower cost structures than all its competitors. Our industry is evolving rapidly, and forward-thinking market-shapers like Nextologies are leading the way.”
Most recently, Kawkabani held the post of SVP Business Development at pay TV network, OSN.