Viu wins Content Delivery Platform of the Year

Wesam Kattan, vice president content and brand marketing, Vuclip MENA.
Updated 19 March 2019
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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 www.viu.com and the Viu app. 


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.