Nextologies Launches New Operation in Dubai Media City

Nextologies Launches New Operation in Dubai Media City

Broadcast Industry Veteran Elie Kawkabani to Lead the Effort.

Nextologies Limited has taken another major leap forward in its global expansion plans by setting up an operation in UAE. Located in Dubai Media City, a significant hub for technology and media in a territory covering 24 countries, Nextologies FZ-LLC brings trailblazing video transport technology and OTT enablement services to a region starting to embrace next-level technologies and business models.

Overseeing the establishment of Nextologies' Dubai operation as SVP Business Development, is Elie Kawkabani, a television industry pioneer. He has successfully launched several pay TV businesses and supplied major TV operators in North America with multiple channels and products, as well as operated his own B2C platform.

Sasha Zivanovic, CEO of Nextologies in Toronto, explained "We've been conducting business in the MENA region for years and felt it was time that we commit to the territory in a more significant manner. By establishing a presence and having someone as experienced as Elie to lead our team there, we are confident that we will achieve our goals moving forward." He continued, "We believe the media technology landscape in MENA will undergo a major restructuring and experience serious growth over the next decade, therefore, we wanted to be part of the community that leads that growth."

Most recently, Kawkabani held the post of SVP Business Development at OSN, a Dubai-based premiere pay TV operator covering the MENA region. At OSN, Kawkabani launched multiple products and redefined the business model in several of his territories.