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Major TV deal signed by MBC Group, Ooredoo

A major seven-year partnership has been signed Sunday between two of the region’s media giants

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A major seven-year partnership has been signed Sunday between two of the region’s media giants that will provide Qatar residents with access to some of the most popular High Definition channels.

The deal between Qatar communication company, Ooredoo and MBC Group, will provide TV viewers in the peninsula nation with access to all MBC HD channels including MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC4, MBC Drama, MBC MAX, MBC Action, as well as any future HD additions.

Ooredoo tv customers will also have exclusive access to MBC+ channels such as, MBC+ Drama and MBC+ Variety.
Viewers will be able to watch award-winning MBC premium content such as “Bab Al Hara”, “Omar”, “Arab Idol”, “the Voice”, “Arabs Got Talent” and others.

The agreement was signed by Waleed Mohamed Ebrahim Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, and Sam Barnett, CEO, MBC Group on Sunday.

“MBC is proud of its leading position in producing the MENA region’s best available content and in offering flagship shows enjoyed by millions of viewers and browsers across the Middle-East,” Sam Barnett said after the deal was signed.
“Today’s partnership brings together MBC’s content with Ooredoo’s platform in Qatar to provide an even better service for the target audience.”

The first stage of the deal launches on Sept. 1, 2016, with Ooredoo gaining exclusive access to all MBC HD content in Qatar. Meanwhile Mozaic TV customers, or people using other entertainment services in Qatar will still be able to watch MBC Bollywood, MBC Masr, MBC Masr 2 and Wanasah channels on Standard Definition (SD).

Waleed Al Sayed said: “This is a milestone for our entertainment portfolio, as we continue to strive to provide the content our customers want, with the highest quality picture and widest choice of channels. But this is just the beginning, and more exciting offerings will be revealed soon.”

Since launching in February, Ooredoo TV has seen a large uptake with more than 40,000 subscribers in six months.

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