a telecom operator in Bahrain, will launch its new IPTV service shortly in two
recently-developed residential areas.
new service will offer a combination of free-to-air content and premium
bouquets such as Orbit Showtime Network. A free video-on-demand library will
also be available, offering approximately 200 movies, documentaries and more,
with new additions made each month. Advanced features of the service include
time-shifting, personal video recording, and an advanced interactive electronic
you are a sports fan, a movie buff or hooked on series or 24 hour news from
around the world, our broadband IPTV service is certain to meet your very
specific demands,” said Rashid Abdulla, CEO, Batelco.
service will be delivered in partnership with Saudi technology firm Selevision,
and will be expanded outside its two launch areas at a later stage.
will also be present at the IP&TV
MENA Forum. Maitham Abdulla,
Manager Internet & Messaging
of Batelco will be debating
on a panel discussion on Partnerships between Telcos and Broadcasters to Indicate the Rise of
the Next Generation of TV Viewing.
panel will discuss topics such as increasing returns by leveraging investment
in interactive services; maximizing on core knowledge and technical expertise
of telcos to offer interactive services; using the content experience of
Satellite players and how to find the right balance and share revenues for
content and network providers.
as the growth of the telco and media services in the MENA region continues at a
steady pace, the IP&TV Forum Middle East & North Africa 2011 event also
continues to provide you with a perfect platform to learn about the latest
developments in the TV industry and network with the key decision makers from
the entire IP&TV eco-system.
IP&TV Forum Middle East & North Africa is the ONLY event involving all Pay TV markets using IP Platforms and is
the LARGEST show, reaching the
interactive TV markets in the MENA region.
year’s Strategic Operator Partner will be Etisalat, which will have a strong
presence at the event. The Forum will be sponsored by Selevision, Motorola,
Airties and Argela.