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Nextologies commits to MENA with Dubai office

Nextologies commits to MENA with Dubai office

Nextologies commits to MENA with Dubai office


Nextologies has opened a new office in UAE that will serve as its base in the region covering 24 countries. The broadcast video transport company‘s new office will be located in Dubai Media City and will be overseen by the new SVP business development, Elie Kawkabani.

Kawkabani is described by the company as a television industry pioneer, having successfully launched several pay TV businesses and supplied major TV operators in North America with multiple channels and products, as well as operating his own B2C platform. 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.

Elie Kawkabani
Elie Kawkabani

‘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.’

‘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,’ commented Nextologies CEO, Sasha Zivanovic. ‘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. 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.’

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