Etisalat: More to come for internet television

New partnerships for the company’s technology to be disclosed in the coming months

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  September 18, 2008

Etisalat has revealed to itp.net that there are “innovative partnerships in the pipeline” for their recently launched internet television solution.

The technology, which gives broadcasters and content owners the ability to upload content onto Etisalat’s network was launched a few days ago through a partnership with MBC.

“This service is relatively new to the region. Our alliance with MBC is also a test of the popularity this service might gain in the future,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, vice president of marketing, consumer & SMB at Etisalat.

“Already, we have a lot of such exciting and innovative partnerships in the pipeline, which we will disclose in the coming months,” he added.

Etisalat believes that the reach of this technology is not just limited to the UAE, as it presents an opportunity to cater to a global audience. However, restrictions can be put in place on exactly who can access the content.

“While the platform has the ability to geographically block users that come from certain parts of the world, imposing any such restrictions is left to the discretion of producers and owners of the content since they are the ones who control what content should be shown and who should be able to access it,” said Al Shamsi.

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