Setting a new benchmark in the telecoms industry, Ooredoo Oman, teaming up with STARZ PLAY, won ‘Best Digital Content Service’ in the 2018 Telecoms World Middle East Awards for providing the best streaming experience in the region. The annual awards recognised leaders in different telecoms areas throughout the Middle East, for their innovation and revolutionising the industry.
The award came in recognition of Ooredoo TV Go, as ‘Best Digital Content Service’. Ooredoo TV Go is the first telco led OTT only TV proposition in the region. Providing customers with access to best in class video content with some fantastic partners, its library includes over 6,000 hours of Arabic, Bollywood and Western shows and movies. Available to both prepaid and postpaid customers through the app 24/7, this entirely new TV experience provides High Definition entertainment at the simple click of a button on both iOS and Android compatible devices anywhere.
Feras bin Abdullah al Sheikh, Director of Consumer Sales at Ooredoo said “Ooredoo is a company with innovation in its DNA and Ooredoo TV Go is one of our most exciting digital innovations. As Oman’s data experience leaders, we wanted to offer our customers an entertainment hub that provides them with endless hours of their favourite shows and the latest blockbusters. This award is a testament of how our efforts came to fruition and we look forward setting yet another market first soon.”
Danny Bates, CCO & Co-Founder, STARZ PLAY commented: “The combination of SVOD platforms and telecom operators offers Arab consumers a seamless viewing experience and our partnership with Ooredoo is a solid example of how to deliver both maximum value and convenience to customers. I would like to take this chance and congratulate Ooredoo for this well-deserved accolade and I look forward to maintaining this relationship in the future.”
The accolades join a long list of awards won by Ooredoo over the years, with each milestone further proving the company’s dedication to excellence and digital transformation.
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About Ooredoo Oman
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2016, International Finance Magazine’s Most Customer Friendly Telecommunications Provider 2017, Best Digital Experience at the Customer Experience Management in Telecoms awards 2017 and Best National Network Operator at the Telecoms World Middle East Awards 2018.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 164 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2017. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.