Du, Al Kass TV in broadcasting deal
Dubai, March 19, 2014
Qatar-based Al Kass TV, the government broadcaster of free-to-air channels, has signed a deal with Emirati telecom services provider du for streaming services through Akamai Technologies.
Under 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, said a statement.
Mahesh Jaishankar, vice president of datamena and Broadcast, du, said: “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. 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 and 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 favourite 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 nanager, Al Kass. - TradeArabia News Service