The addition of Spacetoon’s live TV channel makes it the first and only channel outside of MBC Group's own network of TV channels to be available on Shahid.
Spacetoon and Shahid have announced a new partnership that will bring Spacetoon’s exclusive and classic kids’ content to MBC Group’s video streaming platform. This follows Shahid’s latest deals with a host of international entertainment content providers, including Disney and Fox.
Spacetoon, which has been operating in the region for the last 20 years, has a library of Arabic-dubbed works that has attracted more than 118m viewers across MENA. The partnership with Shahid is expected to help both parties reach a wider audience.
Commenting on the partnership, Kamel Weiss, Strategy and Business Development Director of Spacetoon said: “We are so impressed with the way Shahid has enhanced premium Arabic content in the region, which has been our approach and focus over the past 20 years. Together, we will bring our audiences the content they most love on television to experience anytime, anywhere, through any screen on Shahid VIP via our live channel.
“We have always been proud of the distinguished Arabic-language content that we have delivered over the years. This partnership underscores our commitment to offer our audience, as well as our partners, the best and world’s most successful works all dubbed into Arabic.
Johannes Larcher, Managing Director, Digital & VOD at MBC Group, added: “We’re delighted to have onboarded Spacetoon’s live channel onto our platform, adding a plethora of exciting Arabic-language kids entertainment that’s accessible from any device using Shahid VIP.”