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Shahid VIP remote control button to launch on Samsung Smart TVs across MENA

The Arabic streaming platform and the Smart TV manufacturer have joined forces to bring this exclusive experience to users across the region.

Shahid VIP – the premium, subscription-based service of Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform – and Samsung Electronics – a television manufacturer – have partnered to bring an exclusive Shahid VIP branded button to all-new Samsung Smart TVs launched this year.

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This marks the very first time a MENA-based streaming service will have its own branded button on a Samsung Smart TV remote control providing Samsung Smart TV users with enriched home entertainment at all aspect and allowing even more convenience for subscribers to access Shahid VIP’s exclusive and premium content at any time.

Samsung became the first TV provider to launch Shahid VIP’s Smart TV app. This latest announcement is part of the mission of both Shahid VIP and Samsung to continuously bring the best content and user experiences to its audiences.

Complimentary subs with a new Samsung smart TV purchase

Sam Barnett

What’s more, those investing in a brand-new Samsung Smart TV during the launch phase of this new branded button might also receive an extra perk in the form of a subscription to Shahid VIP for no additional cost. Complimentary subscriptions range from a three-month to one-year duration, depending on the Samsung Smart TV model purchased as well as the location of purchase. Subscriptions are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC GROUP commented: “Two of the biggest brands in entertainment are coming together to provide a game-changing experience for at-home viewers. This is the first time Samsung has integrated a MENA-based streaming service on its TV remote. And this makes Shahid VIP easier to watch for an even bigger audience this year.  He added, ‘Our latest partnership with Samsung Electronics helps us in achieving our goal to increase the reach of Shahid regionally and globally.”


Meanwhile, Sungwan Myung, President of Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa, said: “It’s extremely exciting for us to be partnering with region’s number one broadcaster and the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform. After leading the global TV market for 15 consecutive years, our innovations at Samsung continue to put users first by providing localised, exclusive experiences. Our partnership with Shahid VIP provides our users an extensive library of premium content that caters to a variety of tastes.”

Sungwan Myung

As Global television leaders, Samsung has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to making societies smarter and will continue to put the users first by allowing them to select what they want to consume and catering its offerings to their tastes.

Part of MBC GROUP, 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.