du, the Saudia-Arabian telco, and Akamai Technologies have announced that Selevision, the Saudi Arabian on demand service provider, has selected the companies’ content delivery services to support OTT delivery of its channels throughout the MENA region.
As part of the agreement, du’s broadcasting services division will provide first class CDN services from Akamai to Selevision, thereby ensuring consistent quality of experience for their subscribers in the region. In addition, du will also offer IP transit service to Selevision, hosted at datamena.
Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said: “Our strength lies in offering an end-to-end service portfolio, from hosting content in our world-class data centres to delivering it. In partnership with Akamai, which offers a full suite of industry-leading media delivery solutions, we are delighted to provide Selevision with a best of class CDN and IP transit services and so enable them to meet the growing demand of digital content in the MENA and beyond.”