Samsung and MBC Group Partner to Provide Samsung Customers Thousands of Hours of Series and Movies with SHAHID PLUS
Samsung customers can now enjoy a three month free trial of the very best of SHAHID PLUS on demand Arabic series, programs and movies with no ads
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – April 4, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. MENA, announced a new partnership with MBC Group to bring the latest Arabic entertainment content to its customers for an extended free trial period. The collaboration will enable Samsung customers to benefit from three-months’ worth of SHAHID SVOD service across a selected range of Samsung smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs. SHAHID PLUS offers viewers a choice of on-demand exclusive Arabic series, shows and the latest Arabic movies in an uninterrupted viewing experience excluding advertisements.
Focused on establishing a secure and sustainable next-generation content eco-system, the partnership between Samsung and SHAHID (MBC Group’s own VOD platform), the Number 1 Premium Arabic VOD service will deliver a variety of exclusive series and the latest in Arabic movies with no advertisements to consumers across a range of Samsung’s devices and Smart TVs. In addition, the partnership will explore how collaboration can bring about multiple levels of innovation, with the ultimate goal of creating immersive next-generation consumer experiences.
Samsung customers will be given a three months free trial of SHAHID PLUS SVOD service where they can enjoy the strongest online premium VOD platform in the region. With this value-added offering, Samsung users will benefit from an extended free experience across selected devices and Smart TVs to enjoy the best online library of content in Arabic which comprises of the latest movies, exclusive dramas before shown on TV.
Regardless of the device they choose, Samsung consumers always have a superior viewing experience. The Super AMOLED screens on Samsung flagship smartphones and tablets reproduce colors that match more than 90% of nature’s true palette, while fast charge features ensure that the time Samsung customers wait for their device to charge is reduced. Samsung tablets offer uncompromised performance encased in a sleek design. While Samsung Smart TVs offers the most life-like picture quality and breathtaking design, the new innovative user interface (UI) is breaking barriers between applications and TV inputs by, delivering the ultimate user experience, and easy switching between live and digital content.
“Our strategic partnership with MBC Group is a great example of how the industry is working towards delivering content to the customer in increasingly convenient and efficient ways, while accelerating its ability to support the software that is bringing this content across the selective range of Samsung smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs. Our ongoing collaboration with MBC Group is in line with our ambition to continue providing the MENA region with the most up-to-date entertainment content services,” said Mohammad Dbouk, Samsung TV manager - KSA.”
From his part, Fadel Zaherddine, MBC’s Group Director of Brand Management said "We are pleased to partner up with Samsung yet again by providing our strongest content in the MENA region via SHAHID PLUS. We are proud of our TV power and our content leadership which travels & spreads across platforms, we surely lead viewership in MENA. We believe content should be consumed whenever, wherever to enhance our viewers/users experience which is prevalent in our offerings".
Customers who purchase selected Samsung smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs from participating retailers throughout the region can take advantage of three-month trial of Shahid TV. To see how you can benefit from these and other excusive offers from Samsung, please visit SHAHID.net/SPhoneOffer or SHAHID.net/STVOffer
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This offer is valid across a selective range of Samsung smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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About MBC Group
MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Center) is the largest and leading private media company in the Middle East & North Africa region. For the past 24 years, MBC Group was able to enrich people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, back in 1991, and as the 1st private free-to-air Arab satellite TV channel, MBC Group moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, where it remains.Today, MBC Group includes 20 TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC Action (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC Variety (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); Al Arabiya News Channel (the 24-hour Arabic language news channel); Al Hadath (an extension of Al Arabiya News Channel with a specific focus on real events in the Arab world and beyond); Wanasah (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama); MBC MASR (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC MASR 2 (providing the Egyptian audience with superior quality entertainment); MBC + Drama (a joint paid-for channel between MBC and OSN); MBC Bollywood (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); and most recently four sports channels, MBC PRO SPORTS (geared towards the “Saudi Football Premier League” fans in the Kingdom); and MBC USA (the channel is present on “Dish Network” in the US, and targets Arab audiences aboard; the channel is dedicated to offer and broadcast a wide range of content from the prominent MBC channels including movies, series and global formats).In July 2011, seven channels within MBC Group began to broadcast in HD across the MENA Region: MBC1 HD, MBC2 HD, MBC4 HD, MBC Action HD, MBC Drama HD, MBC Max HD and Al Arabiya HD. In 2013, MBC3 HD joined the collection of HD channels followed by MBC Variety HD in 2014.MBC Group also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music); as well as O3 Productions, a premium content drama production company. Furthermore, MBC Group includes online platforms: www.mbc.net, www.alarabiya.net, www.shahid.net (the first free VOD and catch-up portal in the Arab world) and www.actionha.net, and www.mbcprosports.net among others.