Islamic media platform Islam Channel has chosen to partner with Live, live-2-VoD, and on-demand OTT platform specialist Simplestream to expand its live and on-demand streaming services. The brand-new Islam Channel platform is now available across desktop, mobile, tablet, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire, in both English and Urdu.
The new service is built on Simplestream’s proprietary App Platform and allows existing global audiences to access content across multiple devices seamlessly. It also enables Islam Channel to broaden the reach of new audiences throughout the Muslim world.
“It’s a great achievement to be able to assist Islam Channel on the delivery of a richer content offering through our App Platform,” declared Josh Harrington, Head of Sales, Simplestream. “As consumers’ viewing habits change, Islam Channel will be well placed to understand their customers’ needs whilst seamlessly delivering content at any time, across a wide range of devices, and with the ability to expand coverage into new markets.”
“We are pleased to have partnered with Simplestream to launch our suite of state-of-the-art apps,” added Mohamed Harrath, Islam Channel’s CEO. “Simplestream’s App Platform solution has enabled us to launch a market-leading service, offering video on demand and live streaming capabilities. They not only look great, but our partnership with Simplestream has provided us with greater flexibility and a broader range of features to enrich our service. This will undoubtedly improve audience experience throughout the world, wherever and whenever our audience chooses to access our content”.
The launch follows similar projects Simplestream has recently undertaken for UK broadcasters such as A+E Blaze, Sony Kids, CBS, UKTV, and GB News.