Rotana Media Group and Wide Khaliji sign breakthrough deal


Rotana to introduce its premium Arabic offering and VOD Content to Wide Khaliji’s rich SVOD platform

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Rotana Media Group announced today that it has signed a breakthrough deal with Arabic SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) platform, Wide Khaliji. This long-term partnership will allow Rotana Media group to expand its Arabic content offering as it continues to deliver on its mission to entertain MENA audiences through a best-in-class Arabic streaming service – Wide Khaliji. 

Rotana Media Group’s award-winning TV channels (10 branded premium channels including Rotana Cinema, Rotana Drama, Rotana Classic, etc.), will all be available to stream live in high definition (HD) on Wide Khaliji across the MENA region. Additionally, Rotana’s content — comprising hundreds of premium Arabic titles released every year — will be available on-demand. 

Just in time for the Ramadan viewing season, this multi-year deal agreement grants Wide Khaliji, a technologically advanced and VOD (Video on Demand) content rich SVOD platform, with the rights to distribute the entire portfolio of Rotana’s channels in its footprint. 

Meanwhile, commenting on the agreement, Jad Joubran, VP Business Development & Partnership at Rotana, confirmed that: “Rotana continues to adapt its strategy with industry evolution. The consumer has spoken and wants to view our content in their own terms, and we listened. Launching our premium Rotana branded channels on OTT platforms that offer choices, scalability, and are forward-thinking, continues to be our focus. We are delighted to partner with Wide Khaliji and are excited about their prospects.” 

Wide Khaliji’s Vice Chairman, Mohammed Al Kahtani, commented: “Rotana’s live channels, in addition to their rich VOD library, offer our subscribers a deep and wide content library and more viewing options, and we are excited to offer them to our subscribers starting the Holy Month of Ramadan.” 

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About Rotana Media Group: 

Rotana Media Group is the leading diversified media group in the Middle East with access across TV channels, advertising sales, film production and audio content. Rotana owns a bouquet of 15 leading free-to-air and paid TV channels including Cinema, Khalijia, drama, Musica, Clip, Classic, Aflam+, America, comedy, Kids, Al Resalah TV Channel and LBC. Furthermore, Rotana owns the biggest Arabic record label company, Rotana Audio, and is the world’s largest producer of Arabic Music. Rotana is the key distributor and producer of Arabic movies, with a library comprising of more than 2000 films. Rotana also operates a leading regional advertising sales arm, (Rotana Media Services), responsible for advertising sales on its own TV channels, as well as other media outlets in the region. More so, Rotana owns and operates a radio stations chain, and its own extensive social media platforms and website 

About Wide Khaliji: 

Wide Khaliji is an Arabic SVOD focusing primarily on the GCC and MENA region using OTT Technology and promoting its service via multiple Stores & payment gateways. Ever since its first launch at 2017, Wide Khaliji have been focused on acquiring a selective catalog of GCC and Arabic TV Series Productions and promoting it to its niche subscribers. Nowadays, our SVOD subscribers enjoy more than 8000 Hours of content. Year 2021, marks our first Original Saudi TV Series and subsequently we will be producing yearly no less than 10 Original GCC productions (TV Series and Movies).