Broadcast Industry Veteran Elie Kawkabani to Lead the Effort
DUBAI MEDIA CITY, UAE – Nextologies Limited has taken another major leap forward in its global expansion plans by setting up an operation in UAE. Located in Dubai Media City, a significant hub for technology and media in a territory covering 24 countries, Nextologies FZ-LLC brings trailblazing video transport technology and OTT enablement services to a region starting to embrace next-level technologies and business models.
Overseeing the establishment of Nextologies’ Dubai operation as SVP Business Development, is Elie Kawkabani, a television industry pioneer. He has successfully launched several pay TV businesses and supplied major TV operators in North America with multiple channels and products, as well as operated his own B2C platform.
Sasha Zivanovic, CEO of Nextologies in Toronto, explained “We’ve been conducting business in the MENA region for years and felt it was time that we commit to the territory in a more significant manner. By establishing a presence and having someone as experienced as Elie to lead our team there, we are confident that we will achieve our goals moving forward.” He continued, “We believe the media technology landscape in MENA will undergo a major restructuring and experience serious growth over the next decade, therefore, we wanted to be part of the community that leads that growth.”
“I am very excited to join the Nextologies’ team,” said Kawkabani. “Nextologies is uniquely poised to introduce to the region enterprise-grade broadcast and OTT solutions at significantly lower cost structures than all its competitors. Our industry is evolving rapidly, and forward-thinking market-shapers like Nextologies are leading the way.”
Most recently, Kawkabani held the post of SVP Business Development at OSN, a Dubai-based premiere pay TV operator covering the MENA region. At OSN, Kawkabani launched multiple products and redefined the business model in several of his territories.
Nextologies Limited operates multiple teleport and data centers around the world. Providing fiber, IP, and satellite transmission services for broadcasters, Nextologies leads the field in signal acquisition and delivery.
Nextologies specializes in high-quality broadcast-grade video connectivity. Nextologies is the only solution provider that can give instant access to over 55,000 linear TV channels, downlinked from 75+ satellites strategically placed around the globe.
Over 3,500 clients have already chosen Nextologies to deliver their service to major operators worldwide. Nextologies has the world’s largest broadcast video delivery network.
Nextologies also provides custom end-to-end services to meet all other broadcasting needs, including custom IPTV and OTT platforms, in addition to video-centric applications across all platforms. For more information, visit www.nextologies.com.