Yahoo Maktoob’s Video On Demand Goes Live

8 Aug, 2010

Yahoo Maktoob just launched its new service Video on Demand, a site that syndicates Videos from major Arabic satellite channels in the Arab region.

Videos on the sites includes clips from Arabic channels such as Aljazeera Arabic Alaan, Rotan and Alrisala and seems more channels to be added. Yahoo Maktoob has recently announced striking a deal with Rotana for this service.

The new site offers users the option to view videos according to categories like Music, news etc.

I think this is the most useful service Yahoo has launched in the Arab world since its acquisition of Maktoob late last year. ّThe new site is not just useful for Arab expats around the world who have no access to Arab Satellite channels, but also to locals in case they missed a show, they can come back to the site and watch it for free.

Today Yahoo also launched a website for the month of Ramadan.

All videos in the site are available  for free.

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