Omantel partners with TOD for sports and entertainment

Omantel, the leading integrated Telecommunications Service provider in the Sultanate of Oman, announced its partnership with TOD – MENA region’s leading OTT platform for sports and entertainment. Under the agreement, Omantel will provide customers with exclusive sports and entertainment from TOD. This partnership aligns with Omantel’s vision to expand its digital content offerings enhancing the viewing experience for its customers.The sports offerings include the much-loved UEFA Champions League, Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga, Formula 1, Tennis Championships, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) competitions. Customers will also have access to 50,000+ hours of premium entertainment in Arabic, Turkish, and English offered by TOD.Through the partnership, Omantel will be offering its customers the flexibility to choose the plans as per their viewing preferences. For those who consume content on the go on their handheld devices, there is the option to choose TOD Mobile; on the other hand, those who prefer to have TOD across various devices such as smart phones and large screens can go for the TOD package. Even better, TOD 4K can be selected by avid football fans who prefer to watch their favorite matches in 4K clarity with Dolby Atmos sounds on supported devices.Saleh Mahmood Al Maimani, Caretaker General Manager Core Telco, stated:” "We're excited to announce our partnership with TOD, marking a first in Oman's telecom industry. This collaboration significantly offers a variety of sports and entertainment content available to our customers. It's a testament to Omantel's dedication to delivering wide solutions and playing a key role in advancing Oman's digital landscape."For his part, John Paul Mckerlie, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, TOD, said: "We are pleased to establish this partnership with Omantel. This collaboration allows us to further our reach in the country and offer unrivalled sports and entertainment. With interactive timelines, match highlights, watch-from-start features, and 4K matches on supported plans and devices – our range of offerings guarantees a second-to-none user experience for all of our viewers.”The partnership comes at the right time ahead of the platform’s remarkable lineup of sports and entertainment for the Holy month of Ramadan. It’s most anticipated Ramadan Gulf Original series “Zaman Al Ajaj”, directed by directed by the gifted Jasem AlMuhanna, enlists an A-list ensemble including Jassim Al Nabhan, Hussain Almahdi, Mona Hussein, and more. Additionally, it has other Original and acquired shows including Lunchox (Egyptian), Al Arbaji Season 2, Nokta Enntaha (Levant), Qalam Resas (Gulf) and cooking shows Bel’afya hosted by the famous chef Bader AlShayji, Wasfa Saeeda with Chef Sarah El Gendy and 30 Days of healthy transformation with Coach Nemo. Accompanied by Champions League, Formula 1, blockbuster western movies, Arabic, Turkish, English series and culturally oriented kids programming – the collaboration between Omantel and TOD provides a complete Ramadan viewing package for fans and families alike, proving to be a significant milestone for Omantel in its quest to offer state-of-the-art services. The partnership adds significant value to its customers, thereby playing a crucial role in the evolution of digital entertainment consumption in Oman.

Netflix unveils the trailer of ‘The Exchange’

Inspired by true events, The Exchange follows the story of Farida and Munira, two women who set out to pioneer the cutthroat stock market of 1980s Kuwait - and disrupt its corrupt boys’ club along the way. Starring Rawan Mahdi, Mona Hussain and Hussain Al Mahdi, The Exchange takes the audience on a journey of the challenges of navigating a male dominated industry during a time when the stock market in Kuwait was booming.Farida is a recent divorcee who is on a mission to prove she can provide for her daughter. Having been a devoted housewife and out of work for the last 13 years, Farida makes the decision to become self-sufficient and joins her cousin, Munira, to be the first women at the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange.  Munira is a Clerk for the Bank of Tomorrow’s Trading Division, at the Kuwait Stock Exchange. An independent, smart and sassy woman, she is passionate about her career and strengthening her independence in her new job. Together, Farida and Munira face challenges as they shatter the glass ceiling of the male-oriented financial market, embarking on a journey of sisterhood, perseverance, ambition and strength.  The Exchange, created and written by Nadia Ahmad, Anne Sobel and Adam Sobel, is produced by Abdullah Boushahri and stars a cast of Kuwaiti talents including: Mohammed Al Mansour, Faisal Alamiri and others. Abdullah Boushahri said, “Having grown up in Kuwait and being surrounded by independent women my whole life, this production is one that is close to my heart. Rawan and Mona perfectly depict the struggles women experienced back in the 80’s and I can’t wait for the world to see their characters' story unfold on the big screen. Besides the plot, I am excited for the audience to see how we brought this era to life, that brings together local and international expertise in a high production masterpiece, shot and produced entirely in Kuwait.”The six episode series, directed by Jasem AlMuhanna and Karim El Shenawy, will be available on Netflix in 190 countries on 8th February 2023.