Selevision taps Voddler for peer-assisted streaming

Raed Khusheim

Raed Khusheim

Saudi Arabia-based service provider Selevision has chosen Voddler Group to provide technology for its streaming service.

Selevision provides broadcast and online channels direct to consumers under several brands from its bases in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company will use Voddler’s hybrid peer-assisted technology to deliver content with the aim of bringing Selevision content to a wider market.

Cloud streaming technology provider Voddler’s VoddlerNet platform uses secure peer-assisted delivery combined with direct streaming from the source provider to help expand the reach of services while maintaining high and consistent bit-rate Quality of Service, according to the company.

The Saudi group will use the technological capabilities of VoddlerNet to target the growing base of mobile video subscribers in the region in particular.

“Providing the best possible viewing experience for the end user is vital to us, regardless of which of our entertainment services they are using and wherever they may be viewing from. To maintain our leading position, we are continually innovating behind the scenes. Voddler’s ability to offer broadcast quality content limitlessly offers real advantages in driving up the quality of experience,” said Raed Khusheim, CEO of Selevision.

““We are very excited to be partnering with Selevision. As a pre-eminent OTT provider in the MENA region, Selevision already reaches millions of viewers. We want to help them continue their growth while maintaining the quality and responsiveness for which the platform is famous. Expectations of technical quality as well as access to rich content are very high, and VoddlerNet enables Selevision to meet these expectations cost-effectively, without massive investment in edge servers and content delivery networks,” said Adam Lewis, CEO of Voddler Group.

News of the deal comes after Voddler named Marwan Shehab as head of a new Middle East and Africa operation based in Dubai, tasked with driving Voddler’s expansion in the region.