Shahid now available on all major Smart TV brands and streaming devices
Posted on 2020 Sep,02

Shahid, the streaming service in the Arab world by MBC GROUP, is now available on all major Smart TV brands and connected streaming devices, it has announced.

This comes as research by MBC GROUP has found that an increasing number of Shahid VIP subscribers prefer to consume content on larger screen devices, in addition to Mobile devices.
In addition to being able to screencast via a smartphone, the Shahid app is now available on all major Smart TV offerings, such as Samsung, LG and Android-powered TVs including Sony, TCL Hisense, Philips, Toshiba and Skyworth. Other streaming devices include Apple TV and Xiaomi Mi Box.

Shahid’s entire offering is available via the TV apps. They include Shahid Premieres, Shahid Originals, pre-theatrical movie releases and much more.

“Our aim is to always offer the very best in content, experiences and technology for our viewers, and by enabling Shahid VIP across all mainstream Smart TV brands we are able to reach more consumers than ever before by supporting their additional video consumption habits,” said Dominic Farrell, Director of Digital Technology at Shahid. “Despite being a recent offering, the return has been almost immediate and the results impressive. In fact, Smart TVs already account for around half of what our subscribers consume.

“Another advantage is that Smart TV subscribers have, on average, double the engagement compared to a VIP subscriber using their mobile device. While our effort is making subscribers happier, it is also moving the needle across all our service metrics. More devices will be added soon to the list ensuring everyone enjoys their favourite premium video content whenever, wherever and however they want.”

It should be noted that consumers purchasing a new Smart TV from Sony or TLC will receive a complimentary subscription to Shahid’s premium content offering, Shahid VIP.