Nextologies will provide signal transport and technical services for the launch of eight live Rotana channels on MBC’s streaming platform Shahid VIP
MBC Group has chosen solutions provider Nextologies, which boasts the world’s largest broadcast video delivery network, to provide broadcast-grade signal transport and technology services for eight new live Rotana channels that have launched on MBC’s OTT platform Shahid VIP.
Shahid VIP has the largest streaming library of Arabic content in the world and in recent months, expanded its offerings to include linear channels covering many genres targeting every member of the Arab family.
Nextologies’ services, in addition to signal transport, will include transcoding and ingestion into Shahid’s CDN from various origination points in the Middle East. Earlier this year, Nextologies helped launch a few channels on Shahid VIP and the additional Rotana services now bring a total of 35 live linear channels to Shahid VIP subscribers across the MENA region.
Speaking about the deal, Elie Kawkabani, Managing Director of Nextologies FZ LLC in Dubai, stated: “I am thrilled to expand our relationship with such a prestigious brand as MBC to help them grow their streaming platform Shahid VIP. Nextologies’ global network, commitment to the region, and speed-to-market capabilities allowed the channels to be up and running quickly and efficiently and were a perfect fit for Shahid’s needs.”
Dominic Farrell, Chief Technology Officer, MBC Group, added: “After speaking with many technology providers, we chose Nextologies due to their local experience in the MENA region as well as their global capabilities, especially when it comes to linear channels. They were able to streamline the launch process for us and deliver a cost-effective and reliable solution.’’