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| December 28, 2018

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Spuul was launched in 2012 and since then has been one of the most innovative Video On Demand (VOD) platforms in the world. Spuul has over 60 million users and over 4 million paid subscribers as at the end of March 2018, and was the first platform to allow users and subscribers to download and watch content offline.In December 2017, Spuul acquired Vision Asia, a premier Pay Television service provider in Australia and New Zealand. Following the acquisition, Spuul, combined both VOD and Pay TV and has introduced to market an innovative Hybrid TV product that brings together the best of Pay TV and VOD content called “Spuul+”. This new innovative hybrid product currently has over 180 linear channels and over 1,000 movies, which provides users and subscribers the ability to watch and/or record their favourite content on any digital device they wish.

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MediaCast is one of the leading solution providers in the Middle East for the Audio-Video Production and Broadcast industries. Operating since 1997, we have been bringing the latest products and technology solutions to the media industry and always found new ways to add value to our customers. Our distribution partnership with Avid has been the basis of our business in the region. Over the years, MediaCast has been successful in establishing a strong distribution and sales network for Avid, Digidesign and M-Audio products in UAE.

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