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TV network MBC launches Shahid Windows Phone app in the Middle East


The television network in the Middle East, MBC has launched an app on the Windows Phone platform. Already available on the Apple iPad, it's noted the network does not currently have solutions loaded on iPhone or Android. Nokia has seemingly struck a deal to have the app launched on Windows Phones. Good news if you reside in the region and rock a smartphone running Microsoft's OS.

MBC viewers can browse favourite TV shows with the Shahid app (, the leading TV catch-up service in the MENA region. Free and exclusive content from all MBC channels are included, as well as Al Hayat, Dream TV, and more. 

Vithesh Reddy, General Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf had the following to say on the announcement:

"The introduction of the first-ever app for smartphones through the Nokia Lumia with Windows 8 platform meets a growing demand in this region. Internet and smartphone penetration is rapidly increasing in the Middle East, as is the popularity of Arabic television, whether that is locally-produced or foreign dubbed shows. As a result, there is significant need for mobile Arabic TV such as the app that provide this content in an easy and accessible format on a smartphone." 

With the Shahid app, you'll be able to take full advantage of viewing previous episodes of shows, not being tied to broadcasting guides and times, and being able to access supported shows from all over the world. You can download Shahid from the Windows Phone Store (available for Windows Phone 8 devices only).

QR: Shahid

Via: tbreak



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Solo_wing says:

Not bad, not bad at all

MediaCastleX says:

Uh, huh-huh, huh-huh...He said "penetration" huh-huh, huh-huh...

Nawzil says:

Great. I am from Kuwait.

Technoloay says:

Old news. On the other hand, thanks for covering the MENA news too!

Thought that the app was available for a while now, actually I had it for about 3 weeks
Still great to see some good apps here on WP

ShahdHamdan says:

It's weird I thought no one cares lol!
But yeah it's been there for a while, along with their other app for TV schedules and stuff!

rodneyej says:

This is huge for WP❕

sholokov says:

Shahid...interesting choice for a name.

sholokov says: means Witness btw

Actually, as a verb it means "to watch". The word "shahid" translates into "witness" when it's used as a noun (the reason for this meaning is because the witness "watched" the crime happen).
Anyway, in this use it's a verb, which makes perfect sense since it's an app "to watch" your favourite shows on !

Best app its really good thanks,MBC

ali80 says:

I was shocked when saw app at first time. Because I know it was exclusive to iPad. I watch anything on my iPad but it's nice to have it on my htc8x so the kids can play the iPad.

taymur says:

This app is amazing

megoAlomari says:

really good app , and i use it every day since Ramadan

I can't believe it... I can finally watch this show I seen on Tv... Hate advertisements and being downstairs watching with family. Now that all my English tv shows are finish (Other than Dexter and Lost Girl) i can start watching this funny new show that i don't know the name of it (Since i can't read Arabic, but totally understand it) On MBC1 ~ Here from the Uk thanks rich for the info

its a cool app and i used it since ramadan 
from bahrain

Issam Drina says:

ne fonction pas au windows 7.5
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