Shahid expands its AVOD offering for 2023
The exciting line-up includes premium Arabic content, such as dramas and soap operas, dubbed Turkish productions and adaptations, reality TV competitions including talent shows, content from renowned digital creators and much more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | 19 January 2023: Shahid, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform by MBC GROUP, has announced an expansion of its new advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) offering.
The announcement was made during an exclusive event held in Dubai on 18 January. Hosted by Shahid and MBC Media Solutions (MMS) – the commercial arm of MBC GROUP – the event showcased and highlighted the opportunities and offerings available for clients to connect with their audiences.
The updated AVOD line-up includes soap operas, dubbed Turkish productions and Turkish adaptations, exclusive Gulf and Arab dramas, plus podcast-style entertainment, providing viewers from across the region and beyond to enjoy content for free with advertising breaks.
Shahid is also including 30 FAST Channels (free ad-supported streaming TV) to its AVOD line-up, allowing easy access to curated digital channels that are based on viewers’ favourite series, films, plays, programmes and more.
What’s more, Shahid also announced the launch of its exclusive ‘Content Creators Programme’, which will focus on supporting local content creators by bringing their work to Shahid. Productions that have already signed up include “AB Talks”, “Kharabeesh”, “Telfaz 11”, and “Dardasha”.
Natasha Matos-Hemingway, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer at Shahid said: “We are so thrilled with the newly announced line-up for Shahid this year – the sheer quality and quantity of shows that will be available for free to our audience is incredibly exciting. We look forward to providing endless entertainment to our existing fans, as well as welcoming new viewers to our platform.”
Nadim Samara, Chief Operating Officer at MBC Media Solutions (MMS), added: “Boosting Shahid’s AVOD line-up, unlocks a host of additional opportunities for brands and clients to connect with their audiences through premium Arabic content. We look forward to working closely with our partners to help drive their brand and business forward.”
It is worth noting that more than 80% of Shahid’s library is available on AVOD.
Shahid’s exciting new releases on AVOD this January include:
- AB Talks
- Ghmza Network
- Mics Network
- Telfaz 11
- Al Hashem
- Awled Abed
- Al Thaman
- Al Maktab S1
- Amira Bila Taj
- Biban S2