September 14, 2017
For immediate release
PARIS, FRANCE & DUBAI, UAE – Wildmoka today announced a new partnership with MBC GROUP, the largest and leading private multimedia company in the Middle East & North Africa region. MBC selected Wildmoka for its next-generation, live video editing and publishing platform. MBC will use Wildmoka’s “Moments Studio” platform to instantly clip and edit highlights from live broadcasts, and publish them to social media.
MBC GROUP owns various leading online digital platforms like SHAHID #1 Premium Arabic VOD service in the World, mbc.net the #1 local entertainment portal in MENA among many others in addition to their 20 television channels, and a very significant social media footprint, it is already quite advanced on digital topics.
“We started investing time and resources in the middle-east region earlier this year,” said Cristian, co-founder at Wildmoka. “We discovered a region with very advanced technologies and platforms, and a strong push towards digital. The partnership with MBC is one of our first in MENA, and the stepping stone for our growth in the region.”
“Interacting with MBC team has been a pleasure,” adds Thomas, co-founder, “they are very professional and their workflow and processes are very advanced. We’re very proud that one of our first customers in the region is the largest media company of this area.”
Fadel Zahreddine, Group Director of Brand Management & Digital Businesses said: “At MBC, we are at the forefront of adopting new trends, with the steadfast aim at getting closer to our users on all available platforms. The choice is a clear one for us in that our digital strategy has always been about offering instant publishing and live clipping as an essential and scalable solution in today’s digital publishing environment”.
About MBC GROUP:
MBC GROUP (Middle East Broadcasting Center) is the largest and leading private multimedia company in the Middle East North Africa region. For the past 26 years, MBC GROUP was able to enrich people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, back in 1991, and as the 1st private free-to-air Arab satellite TV channel, MBC GROUP relocated its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, where it remains.
Today, MBC GROUP includes 20 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); AL ARABIYA NEWS CHANNEL (the 24-hour Arabic language news channel); AL HADATH (an extension of AL ARABIYA News Channel with a specific focus on real events in the Arab world and beyond); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama); MBC MASR (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC MASR 2 (providing the Egyptian audience with superior quality entertainment); MBC+ DRAMA (paid channel); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); and a network of 4 Sports channels, MBC PRO SPORTS (delivering the “Saudi Football Premier League” to audiences in the Kingdom); and MBC USA (the channel is present on “Dish Network” in the US, and targets Arab audiences aboard; the channel is dedicated to offer and broadcast a wide range of content from the prominent MBC channels including movies, series and global formats).
In July 2011, seven channels within MBC GROUP began to broadcast in HD across the MENA Region. In 2013, others joined the collection of HD channels and continue to do so.
MBC GROUP also includes two leading FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and PANORAMA FM (contemporary Arabic hit music); as well as O3 PRODUCTIONS, a premium content drama production company. Furthermore, MBC GROUP includes online platforms: www.mbc.net, www.alarabiya.net, SHAHID www.shahid.net (the #1 Premium Arabic VOD service in the World), WIZZO (the Biggest Gaming community in MENA), www.actionha.net, and www.mbcprosports.net among other digital ventures.
Wildmoka is a leading Digital Content Creation Platform provider. Wildmoka’s easy to use video solutions can be quickly implemented, enabling immediate short form video creation and publishing. Thanks to this platform, Content Owners and Rights Holders can face the growing video content demand on their digital platforms over web, mobile and social, allowing them to increase their fans engagement, grow their audience, create innovative digital marketing, and develop new monetization models. The company is based in the EU, the US and APAC, and is trusted by several customers such as FOX, CANAL+, TF1, France Televisions, Altice Group, Orange and beIN SPORTS.