NetroMedia Streams Ramadan Prayers to Mobile

August 9, 2011 1

NetroMedia, a leading streaming media company, announced today that it is powering live streaming coverage of the daily Ramadan prayers this month to any internet-capable device, including tablet, set-top box, PC, Mac and mobile (iPhone, Android and BlackBerry). This series of 30 live events is one of the first times the Ramadan prayers have been available live and worldwide to mobile devices.

"The live streaming broadcast of the Ramadan prayers, especially to mobile devices, allows those unable to make it to the mosque to participate in the experience of hearing the prayers read live," said Taher Altayeb, NetroMedia’s manager for the Middle East.

NetroMedia is a leading global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and adds the Ramadan live events to its extensive experience in streaming faith-based content. The company provides online broadcasters with video and audio streaming services, including pay-per-view solutions, live and on-demand streaming, mobile streaming and more.

IT City, a Saudi-based technology company, is sponsoring the streaming of the daily Ramadan prayers, which are known as Tarawih. The company selected NetroMedia as its streaming service provider because of NetroMedia’s delivery strength in the Middle East, expert customer service, and, most importantly for this project, its ability to enable streaming to any device.

"It is very exciting for us to be the first that we know of to sponsor streaming of Tarawih to mobile!" said Majed Alhammadi, projects director at IT City. "Tarawih has been available on TV for decades now, and has started being streamed online in recent years. We’re pleased to be leveraging NetroMedia’s technology to help people now access the prayers from anywhere they happen to be, on their smartphones."


About NetroMedia

NetroMedia, a leading streaming media company, has been serving broadcasters worldwide for over a decade. The company enables content owners to stream and monetize their media with solutions for mobile, video, radio, live events and pay-per-view (PPV). NetroMedia’s streaming media experts provide one-on-one service to hundreds of clients in over 70 countries. The company has over 20 global points of presence (PoPs) and client services centres in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit NetroMedia.com.

About IT City

Information Technology City (ITC) is a Saudi company specialized in the field of information technology and graphic design. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Dammam, the company is comprised of a team of professionals highly skilled in the designing and programming of websites. IT City is lead by Nedal Alhattami and delivers cutting-edge solutions to medium and large clients in the Gulf and other Arab countries. For more information, visit ITCity.ws.

Media Contact

Genevieve Lambert
Director of Marketing
Victoria, BC, Canada
P: +1 250-477-5024 x 718
E: genevieve@netromedia.com

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