Viu wins Content Delivery Platform of the Year

Wesam Kattan, vice president content and brand marketing, Vuclip MENA.
Updated 19 March 2019

Viu wins Content Delivery Platform of the Year

The annual Digital Studio Awards, held at a recent ceremony in Dubai, honored OTT video service Viu with a win for Content Delivery Platform of the Year. Viu was recognized for its delivery of seamless and advanced content to the market. 

“We appreciate and thank the jury for recognizing Viu’s creativity as well as the new and compelling stories we are bringing to the region. To win in this category is a huge honor for us at Viu and we look forward to continue to deliver a plethora of popular content to our audiences,” said Wesam Kattan, vice president content and brand marketing, Vuclip MENA.

Since its launch in 2017, Viu has focused on content and technology that are locally relevant in the Middle East, together with fast tracked rollouts across the region. The latest Viu Originals, “Ana Sherry dot Com” and “Doon,” featured creative regional talent right from the development of the script to its talent and production. 

Released earlier this year, both series were received with much enthusiasm among Viu’s core target audience — millennials and Gen-Z.

Viu content can be streamed on and the Viu app. 

Berkeley celebrates winning Queen’s Award

Updated 22 July 2019

Berkeley celebrates winning Queen’s Award

Berkeley Engineering Consultants (BEC), a single access point for specialist engineering services for the global oil and gas sector, is celebrating winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade. It is a major achievement, with BEC being one of just over 200 companies to have been recognized out of more than 4 million registered businesses.

BEC CEO Irteza Piracha said: “Winning the Queen’s Award represents another major milestone in our journey. We have built our success on offering an innovative and flexible approach to supporting our clients, who are some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies.” 

Announced once a year, the Queen’s Awards are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognizing outstanding achievement among UK-based companies in four categories, which also include Innovation, Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility and Sustainable Development. 

BEC is one of just a handful of organizations supporting the oil and gas sector recognized in the Queen’s Awards this year.

The company is a strategic partner to major names in oil and gas, including Saudi Aramco and their joint venture partners, providing process-engineering services that enable its clients to select the safest, most efficient and cost-effective designs for their processing facilities. 

Its activities encompass extraction, refining, petrochemical and petrochemical-processing projects.

Piracha said: “In the Kingdom, we are supported by Saudi Aramco and their joint venture investments, which underpin our success. The company has expanded from the Alkhobar hub to Rabigh and Yanbu over the past three years. We appreciate the governmental functions to support foreign investors in Saudi Arabia and have found the process and encouragement of officials to be supportive of what we are seeking to achieve. 

“Aligned with Vision 2030, we completely recognize this is a place to be and look forward to supporting the growth plans of our customers and the Kingdom. We will continue to support our clients by being physically close to them and we continue to open offices in strategic locations to support their needs.”

He added: “A very special thank you to each of the employees and their families for their belief in the owners and their ideals.”

Based in London, with an engineering office in Reading, BEC employs engineering specialists delivering high-value, optimal cost-driven client solutions. 

It operates from additional facilities worldwide, including Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and South Korea, and opened a new dedicated office in Oman in 2019 to support this rapidly growing market.

BEC will celebrate its success during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.