Dish Network and Sling TV subscribers in the United States will now be able to access SHAHID, a Video On Demand (VOD) service, which offers an abundant collection of popular and entertaining Arabic contents. The owner of this VOD service is Pan-Arab broadcaster, MBC Group.
MBC group has an enormous customer base and they almost reached to 28 million viewers during Ramadan 2016. Reports indicate that the addition of this service in Dish Network and Sling TV will attract more Middle East subscribers towards their offerings.
Izabela Slowikowska, Vice President of International Programming at Sling TV and DISH said, “Access to quality on demand content has become an elemental part of the viewing experience, and by offering SHAHID we are unlocking a wealth of Arabic content that is now available in the US. Together with our existing line-up of live and VOD content, this platform gives our viewers an unparalleled experience in finding and enjoying Arabic entertainment.”
Fadel Zahreddine, MBC’s Group Director of Brand Management & Digital said, “SHAHID is known around the world as the top destination for VOD Arabic entertainment, and now we are available for a key market audience, the US viewer. With SHAHID joining forces with DISH and Sling TV, I foresee an unprecedented market penetration among the Arab community in the US.”
SHAHID offers a wide collection of popular Arabic series on different genres, as well as classic and blockbuster Arabic movies to their viewers, and is the leading VOD Service in North Africa (MENA) and Middle East. This Video On Demand service is easy to use and the users can use it across different operating systems and devices.
Dish Network subscribers who have opted for Arabic Elite Super pack and Sling TV subscribers who are currently using Arabic Mosaic package can access this Video On Demand service by using their log in credentials. Sling and Dish Network subscribers will also be able to access SHAHID from whenever and wherever they want through laptops, tablets, Android devices, iOS devices, and many more.
Dish Network is also offering an opportunity to the US subscribers, who have not yet subscribed to both Sling and Dish Network, by offering a standalone access to SHAHID’s offering through Sling TV at an affordable price of $10 per month.