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Ooredoo Oman taps Netgem for multiscreen TV

Middle East service provider Ooredoo Oman has tapped TV technology outfit Netgem to provide a new multiscreen TV service.

The deal is Netgem’s first in the Middle East. The company has made its platform available in Arabic with support from local content providers and technical partners.

The Netgem-powered multiscreen TV-as-a-service will enable Ooredoo Oman to offer its customers a range of programming, including English and Arabic channels, and VOD services. A connected user interface will give Ooredoo’s customers the ability to enjoy access to the content across multiple devices.

Sylvain Thevenot

Sylvain Thevenot

Sylvain Thevenot, managing director, Netgem #TelcoTV Services, said: “We are very proud to support the launch of Ooredoo Oman TV with our feature-rich TV product offering a great range of international and local content. This is the first deployment of our TV-as-a-Service solution in the Middle-East, and reinforces that our cloud-based technology is the platform of choice to rapidly launch powerful entertainment services. With our award-winning user interface now adapted to support mixed Arabic and European content, we are looking forward to further deployments in the region.’’

Johan Buse, chief commercial officer at Ooredoo, said, “We are very excited to unveil Ooredoo TV, which is powered by Netgem, and give consumers in Oman a simple and seamless way to stream their favourite content direct to their mobile phones. This is a step change in the way people access TV content and we are happy to be at the forefront of a new digital experience.”