Middle East telecom operator Du has hired ChannelSculptor to aggregate free-to-air channels for its IPTV network.
ChannelSculptor’s mena.tv initiative provides an platform to link up the myriad of TV channels and the growing number of IPTV networks in the region, according to the company.
The announcement comes ahead of the Cabsat expo in Dubai.
Ahmed Mokhles, executive vice-president consumer business at Du said, “Our TV channel portfolio already exceeds 400, and we need to make the most of all our content opportunities. Working with ChannelSculptor will allow us to engage efficiently with the broadcasting community. We are making it easier, faster and hassle free for broadcasters to get on board.”
Nick Grande, managing director of broadcast consultancy ChannelSculptor said, “We aim to make it simple for IPTV networks to keep pace with the ever-growing number of MENA TV channels. The mena.tv initiative also provides a gateway for broadcasters to reach a wider audience in the region. We are delighted to be providing the service to du, the region’s first IPTV network.”