Shahid goes French
Posted on 2021 Nov,01

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Shahid – the world’s renowned Arabic streaming platform – says “Bonjour!” as it announces the arrival of its latest user interface. Shahid is now available in French, marking the third version of its user interface and experience for subscribers all over the world.

Aimed at French-speaking users from territories including North Africa, Europe, Canada, and the Levant, the brand-new French interface comes with a host of features similar to those available in Arabic and English. Not only will Shahid and Shahid VIP subscribers be able to navigate the service in French, but they will also be able to enjoy their favourite new programmes subtitled in their preferred language.

What’s more, Shahid is adding new French and North African series and other shows over the coming months.

New releases – either in French or subtilled in French – to look out for include: the award-winning French drama, “Stalk”; the Algerian-Syrian drama series, “Ward Aswad”; and the French thriller, “Inside”.

Natasha Hemingway, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer, Shahid said: “French is the fifth largest language in the world and the third amongst the Arab population, so it made sense for the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform to offer the language as an option.

“This has been a work in progress for some time, and so we’re immensely excited for our users – who speak French as a first or second language, or just simply want to work on their French – to try and experience it.”

Part of MBC GROUP – the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Shahid is home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

Shahid VIP is the premium, subscription-based service of Shahid.