Netgem, the leading entertainment solution provider for telecom operators, has been selected by international telecoms operator Ooredoo to deploy its award-winning multi-screen TV-as-a-service solution in Oman. This agreement is the first deployment of Netgem in the Middle East, and positions the company as vendor of choice in the region, with its solution now available in Arabic and supported by local content providers and deployment partners. Oman is one of the four new markets that Netgem announced its entry to on 12th January, 2017.
The Netgem-powered multiscreen TV-as-a-service will enable Ooredoo Oman to offer its customers a range of compelling programming, including English and Arabic channels, and VOD services. An enhanced connected user interface will give Ooredoo’s customers the ability to enjoy a seamless experience across their devices.
Ooredoo Group is one of the fastest growing integrated services operators in the world, supplying services to 138 million customers across North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and recently announced its continued growth with over 2.9 million mobile subscribers in Oman. The deployment of Netgem TV-as-a-Service will provide an opportunity for Ooredoo Oman to enhance its fixed and mobile offering by providing a fully connected TV solution to its customers that delivers a unified experience across devices.
Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director Netgem #TelcoTV Services, “ 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.”