Qatar’s Ooredoo launches region’s first 4K TV service

Ooredoo tvQatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has launched a new TV service, replacing its legacy offering and including what it says is the region’s first commercial 4K TV service.

Ooredoo TV, which replaces the existing Mozaic TV offering, includes apps, on-demand services and live TV, delivered via the company’s fibre network and in-home WiFi to multiple screens.

The service is available on a self-install basis to the 260,000 homes in the Gulf state that have already been installed with Ooredoo fibre. Ooredoo has also introduced a ‘collect and go’ service for current Mozaic TV subscribers whereby they can visit one of the company’s retail outlets to collect their new set-top to take home.

Ooredoo is offering its packages without an ongoing contract commitment or upfront charges, the company said.

Ooredoo is offering four packages – Arabia Extra which includes Arabic channels, Asian Extra with sports, movies and news from across Asia, International Extra, including sport, family, factual and comedy channels from around the world, and Super Extra, combining all three of the previous packages. The company is promoting the service with two months’ free access to any Extra package.

All bundles include 10Mbps broadband and free fixed-line calls.

Ooredoo is also offering access to its own on-demand library and free, unlimited access to Ooredoo TV Club, which includes content from ABC Studios and Disney.

Ooredoo has tapped Huawei to supply the technology for the service. Huawei Middle East president Charles Yang was present at a launch event at The Pearl-Qatar hotel.

“This is a proud day for Ooredoo, as we take home entertainment to the next level in Qatar. Ooredoo tv will deliver more power, more choice and a smoother experience for customers and deploy the full strength of the Ooredoo Supernet. Our Mozaic TV customers will be amazed at how easy it is to upgrade to Ooredoo tv, and will be delighted by the quality of service when they do,” said Waleed Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar.

“We believe we’ve built everything our customers could want into the Ooredoo TV service. It’s one of the most exciting new product launches in the history of Ooredoo.”

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