Omantel and MBC partner to provide customers with easy subscription to Shahid Plus

Roundup Sunday 07/January/2018 18:33 PM
By: Times News Service
Omantel and MBC partner to provide customers with easy subscription to Shahid Plus

Muscat: Omantel, the first telecom provider in Oman, announced its partnership with MBC Group to allow customers to conveniently subscribe to Shahid Plus service by using their mobile credit.
Shahid Plus is a leading premium video-on-demand (VOD) service in the Arab world. This offer is available to Omantel postpaid and prepaid customers.
Omantel’s customers will be able to enjoy convenient access to the latest movies and premium TV shows for a monthly fee of OMR2 through Shahid Plus, the subscription model of Shahid that maximises the customer entertainment experience through uninterrupted ad-free viewing, on the go.
Customers have the option of having the service fee directly charged to their monthly post-paid bills, or debited from their prepaid accounts.
Most recently in December 2017, Apple officially recognised Shahid VOD app as one of the App Store’s #Bestof2017 apps in Mena.
Said Salim Al Shanfari, the general manager of Marketing Communications & Performance, Omantel, said, “The evolution of the telecom industry globally has asserted the significance of being in the content play.”
Al Shanfari added, “We are pleased to continue to bring the latest developments and most innovative services to our customers by offering new technology and products in the form of valuable services that cater to their needs. Our partnership with MBC Group enables us to continue to provide yet another value-added offering coupled with premium content that will help our customers stay connected to the best of entertainment and enjoy their favourite shows even while on-the-go.”
Fadel Zahreddine, the group director of Brand Management & Digital Businesses, MBC Group, said, “It’s a privilege to be partnering with the leading telecommunications company in the Sultanate. The speed and sophistication of the network provided by Omantel mean that viewers in Oman are able to experience audiovisual content at industry-leading levels of quality. In 2017, our companies announced the intention to work together, and within a couple of months our combined teams were able to successfully launch our premium Video service Shahid Plus for Omantel customers.”
Zahreddine added, “Shahid Plus is the paid premium service of Shahid - the most popular and successful premium video-on-demand (VOD) service in the Arab world and is in line with our customer-centric approach as a company.”
As demand for mobile and fixed broadband services continues to rise across the Sultanate, Omantel is investing heavily in network expansion and modernisation. Guided by the Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy, the company continues to innovate, streamline, and revolutionise its digital smart home and business services. Positioned as the digital partner of choice, in the consumer arena as well as for public and private sector businesses, Omantel is enabling the digital society to flourish and grow across all sectors in the Sultanate.