Dubai telco inks Netflix deal in UAE market first

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company forms partnership with Netflix to bring the world's best entertainment to its customers' fingertips

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 9, 2018

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced a partnership with streaming pioneer Netflix to bring the world’s best global entertainment straight to its customers’ fingertips.

In a UAE market first, the association will enable du and Virgin Mobile customers to enjoy Netflix across TV and mobile services, a statement said.

Anthony Shiner, chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer, EITC, said: “Our partnerships are key catalysts in making EITC a world-class organisation and facilitating growth plans in the UAE.

'We are dedicated to offering added value and convenience through up-to-date entertainment solutions, whether it is streaming movies and shows on our customers’ devices or paying bills through our app. Our collaboration with Netflix is another milestone in our digital vision and innovation roadmap.”

Starting this month, EITC said its du and Virgin Mobile customers will enjoy Netflix on “second screens”, paying for the service through their mobile bills.

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.

EITC is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 19.75 percent by Mubadala Investment Company, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology.