Mawarid Electronics selected UniqCast to deliver turnkey OTT/Hybrid TV solution
Mawarid Electronics, an established service provider from Saudi Arabia partners with UniqCast to offer OTT and DVB T2/S2 TV services to their subscribers across the MENA region.
Today, Mawarid Electronics, together with their sister company ITC, offer internet and voice services to their customers in Saudi Arabia. Partnering with UniqCast, established vendor and system integrator for interactive video services, Mawarid Electronics aims to offer full triple play service to their customers, as we well as to other service providers in the region. Goal is to launch interactive video services with premium user experience, providing Live TV, Video on Demand, nPVR and Catch Up TV services on hybrid DVB-S2/T2 STB and mobile devices.
During extensive vendor selection process, Mawarid Electronics was looking for a provider that directly develops and control most important parts of the OTT solution including client applications for hybrid STB and at the same time acts as a system integrator, providing end to end responsibility for the complete solution. Based on the experience in similar OTT and hybrid projects, flexibility on the technical and business requirements shown during the selection process and a successful PoC demonstration, UniqCast has been selected as a system integrator, vendor and a partner that will help Mawarid Electronics to launch a successful OTT service to the market.
“We decided to partner up with UniqCast, to become our strategic media supplier for all video related services”, said Mr. Ghasan Itani, Chairman of Executive Board of Mawarid Electronics, “UniqCast provides a comprehensive multitenant turnkey solution with a single point of responsibility, that will enable us to provide attractive video services to operators across the MENA region.”
Mawarid Electronics will offer a hybrid Media Mall STB, a single device supporting multiple video delivery methods. With attractive content and video services, they plan to upsell new services to existing GPON subscribers as well as to attract new users. In partnership with Mawarid Electronics, the service will also be available to other service operators and content providers in the region.
“We are proud to be part of the OTT project for Mawarid Electronics,” said Mr. Darko Robič, CEO at UniqCast. “I look forward to a successful cooperation between both companies that will shape the future of video delivery services in the MENA region. ”
About Mawarid Electronics (www.mel.sa)
With more than 30 years of PayTV, Telecom & IT experience, Mawarid Electronics Limited is recognized as solutions integrator and Outsourcing Service Provider with a certified team of sales and technical professionals who have skills, product knowledge and commitment to help clients, develop and implement the right technology solutions to solve their business needs in KSA and across the region.
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