Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

du welcomes Al Kass TV to its broadcast ecosystem  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 20/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) du, the Middle East's fastest-growing telecommunications service provider, is pleased to announce that Qatar-based Al Kass TV, the government broadcaster of free-to-air channels, has signed an agreement with the company for streaming services through Akamai Technologies

Live streaming of the television channels will be delivered over the Akamai Intelligent platform. Through the partnership, Al Kass TV services will be available on any connected device, including mobiles and PCs, meeting customers' demands to access TV content online with 24/7 high quality channel streaming. With Akamai's advanced media solutions, user experience is improved with minimal latency and buffering



"This new partnership is an endorsement of the depth and scope of du's capabilities, how its well-established broadcast ecosystem can be used to the benefit of its customers," said Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President - datamena and Broadcast, du. "We look forward to working closely with Al Kass TV in our endeavour to continue delivering better value to our customers.



Soeren Lindkvist, Vice President, Channel & Strategic Alliances Akamai Technologies, EMEA, said: "We are committed to making it easier for companies to be successful online, and through this partnership we are llooking forward to helping al Kass TV viewers enjoy their favorite content wherever and whenever they want, and on whatever device they choose across the region.



"Expanding our reach to the maximum number of viewers is important for us, and du, in partnership with Akamai, allows us to do this," said Essa Al- Hitmi, General Manager, Al Kass. "We chose to work with du and Akamai because of the high quality and reliability of the streaming services they provide, which will offer our viewers the optimal experience across multiple devices.


About du
We opened for business in 2006. We offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses. We also provide carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters.As a rapidly-growing enterprise, we have a team of experts working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings. Our people come from over 60 countries - we mirror the rich cultural diversity of our nation, while being able to serve our customers in a variety of languages.Over 50% of our senior management team and customer-facing employees are UAE nationals, and we remain committed to providing fulfilling opportunities for quality talent in a cosmopolitan working environment.By the end of Q4 2013, more than 7.4 million people and over 50,000 businesses have chosen to use our services. In a survey conducted by ARC Chart, we were named the Best Mobile Broadband Network 2012 in the Middle East and Africa region. We also ranked first in MENA's Standard & Poor/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Index in 2011. du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 20.081 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. du is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name 'du'.

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 22 2014 - LFC anthem is HK protesters' new battle cryThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An anthem long embraced by Liverpool Football Club has become the latest battle line drawn between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and the city's police.Demonstrators ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- QIA buys a fifth of Hong Kong retailerThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, yesterday announced the acquisition of nearly 20 percent stake in Lifestyle International Holdings, a Hong ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- Sheikh Khalid selected to the board of Georgetown initiativeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Sheikh Khalid bin Thani Al Thani (pictured), the chairman of Ezdan group and managing director of Qatar International Islamic Bank, is among the board members selected by ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- QIB net profit grows by 16pc to QR1.13bnThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Islamic Bank's (QIB) nine-month net profit, ended September 30, 2014, attributable to the shareholders reached QR1.13bn, representing a growth of 16 percent compared to ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- Real estate price index at all-time highThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's real estate price index hit an all-time high, surging a record 42 percent this September, compared to the same month last year. Qatar Central Bank's (QCB) quarterly ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Military strikes in Syria could fuel violence: UNThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday that a solely military response to the threat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria could fuel the radicalisation of ...

 Oct 22 2014 - New Israeli police unit to fight Jerusalem unrestThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Israel's top police officer yesterday pledged a new task force to combat Jerusalem unrest, after Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment taken over by Jewish ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Stop unilateral actions, Ban tells Israel and PalestiniansThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians yesterday to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatari businesswoman wins Arab awardThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ibtihaj Alahmadani, a prominent Qatari businesswoman and one of the 17 members on the Qatar Chamber board, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Arab Woman ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- Electronic voting in ICBF pollThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Members of an Indian expatriate community's welfare organisation will elect its new head through electronic voting on Friday.Three candidates are in fray for the post of ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help