Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
Kuwait-based mobile telco Zain is set to launch a MENA-targeted internet TV service in conjunction with iflix across most of the MENA region. The new OTT platform – iflix Arabia will be based in Dubai and cater to Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Sudan territories.
The video streaming platform will launch in Q2 of 2017 and offer thousands of TV shows, movies and other Arabic and English subtitled content, including many originals and award-winning programs. Zain has some 47 million claimed subscribers and Iflix is also up and running in some Asian markets, having launched in 2015 and some 4 million signed up subscribers since launch.