10/04/2013 – Dubai: 10/04/2013 — Dubai: Pearl Media Group (“PMG”) announced today that it has signed an agreement with ARY Digital Network for Live & On-Demand distribution of ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik, ARY Zauq, and ARY QTV through PMG’s Over The Top (OTT) streaming service called JadooPLUS™. The service will be offered to consumers worldwide with some territorial restrictions in the United States, United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. JadooPLUS™ is currently available on JadooTV’s Jadoo2 and Jadoo3 set-top boxes.
The ARY Digital Network consists of channels including top-rated ARY Digital Entertainment), ARY News, ARY Musik (Music), ARY QTV (Religion), and ARY Zauq (Food). Most of the networks in-house channels have their own specialized programming catering to Urdu speakers living in Pakistan and abroad.
“The ARY partnership bolsters our Urdu offering as we have secured all top-rated Urdu entertainment content. The partnership is also a boost for OTT services as mainstream broadcasters are appreciating consumer adoption of this technology. Ultimately this is a win for Urdu content consumers as it gives them flexibility in accessing their favorite content.” said Faisal Aftab, Co-Founder & CEO of PMG | JadooPLUSTM.
“We’re excited about the distribution of our content to viewers through PMG’s OTT platform JadooPLUS™. PMG’s new media strategy chimes with our vision of being a global media and entertainment leader. PMG’s platform allows us to instantly reach Urdu households the world over via Internet Connected Devices.”, said Muhammad Junaid Bawany, VP Operations at ARY Digital Network.
Under the terms of the deal, ARY Digital Network’s channels and content will be offered on PMG’s OTT streaming service, JadooPLUS™. The service consists of Live TV and On-Demand content offerings, targeting South Asian expatriates worldwide via connected devices such as Smart TVs, PCs and Macs, tablets, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and mobile devices.
Pearl Media Group is a content aggregation and dissemination company, offering content owners and consumers multi-platform solutions and service offerings. PMG owns and operates JadooPLUS™ as an Over The Top (OTT) streaming service consisting of Live TV and On-Demand content. JadooPLUS™ targets the South Asian diaspora worldwide through Internet connected devices such as smart TVs, tablets, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and mobile devices.
For more information on PMG visit:www.pearlmediagroup.com
ARY Digital is the subsidiary of the ARY Group established in 1970. The ARY Group of companies is a Dubai-based holding company founded by a Pakistani businessman, Haji Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (ARY) who is the chairman of the group.
The channel started operations in the year 2000 when the group acquired a private television channel which catered to the Southeast Asian community in UK, and named it ARY Digital. Realizing the potential, when Government of Pakistan allowed licenses for private satellite television channels, ARY Digital stepped into Pakistan market. The ARY Digital Network consists of channels including top-rated ARY Digital (Entertainment), ARY News, ARY Musik (Music), ARY QTV (Religion), and ARY Zauq (Food). Most of the networks in-house channels have their own specialized programming catering to Urdu speakers living in Pakistan and abroad.
ARY Digital has now grown as the Urdu speaking television viewers favorite which has spread it’s footprint across the globe. Today the channel has separate beams across South East Asia, Middle East, United Kingdom, Europe and North America promoting Pakistan’s soft image and rich culture across the globe. As an ambassador for the great people of Pakistan beaming in more than 100 countries, ARY Digital has a vision to become a vital organization contributing positively towards a more prosperous Pakistan in the near future.
For more information on ARY Digital Network visit: www.arydigital.tv