Commenting on the deal, Chairman of The Board of Rotana, His Royal Highness Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, said: "We continue to build Rotana into a world class organization providing the best of Arabic entertainment worldwide."
Henk van der Vliet, ACKS CEO, commented: "Rotana´s content offering is absolutely world class, and we are proud to bring the finest of Arabic entertainment to audiences throughout Europe.
Yousef H Mugharbil, GM of Digital Media at Rotana, added: "Under this agreement, Rotana will bring to Europe premium Arabic entertainment encompassing music, movies, popular TV programs and on-demand digital services. In the meantime, at Rotana we continue to embrace the latest technologies to strengthen our digital entertainment offering in order to deliver our content across all possible channels."
Rotana Audio Visual (Rotana) is the world´s largest producer and distributor of Arabic music, movies and broadcaster of premium TV channels with direct operations and distributor partnerships worldwide. Rotana broadcasts seven TV channels and provides content to TV channels, Telecom Operators, Service Providers and Content Aggregators. Rotana is headquartered in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, with offices in Jeddah, Cairo, Lebanon, Dubai and Kuwait. For more information, please visit: http://www.rotana.net
ACKS BV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aproxis Plc. ACKS was founded in 1995 by senior media and television execs, with more than 20 years experience in providing international Radio and Television organizations such as Sky Channel Europe, Sky Radio and RTL and other media companies with pan-European coverage. Together with a specialized international team, ACKS is able to fulfill the international ambitions of all media players. For more information, please visit: http://www.acks.tv