SLA Digital brings customers in the Middle East access to EPIC ON, a premium Indian-inspired streaming platform, through direct carrier billing.
EPIC ON by IN10 Media is a one stop destination for entertaining and informative India-centric TV shows, short videos, documentaries, and specials across the genres of sports, food, history, mythology, travel, and more. Through the OTT platform EPIC ON is catering to the needs of digital entertainment seekers by providing them with appealing and easily accessible content at the tap of a finger on their smartphones.
Taking a step ahead in the direction to enhance its digital offerings, EPIC ON has joined hands with SLA Digital to introduce carrier billing solutions and offer customers in the Middle East an option to make seamless and secure payments for EPIC ON’s OTT content directly through their mobile phone bill.
“We are delighted to introduce EPIC ON as a new service in our portfolio and we look forward to continuing to work with IN10 Media and their partner Digital Technology to bring new customers to the service through carrier billing.” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Business Development at SLA Digital.
Sharing his thoughts on the new service launch Sourjya Mohanty, Chief Operating Officer, EPIC ON stated “Continual improvement of our customer services and digital offerings is the core value that we operate by at EPIC ON. We are delighted to join hands with SLA Digital and through this partnership we have strengthened our digital and payment services. With the launch of direct carrier billing we strive to make the best use of the mobile payment technology to offer more flexible and transparent payment solutions to our EPIC ON customers in the Middle East.”
SLA Digital will continue to roll out the EPIC ON service to new mobile operators and customers across the Middle East and Asia.
Fast growing global provider of mobile content and commerce solutions, First Screen, has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments in the Middle East and Europe.
First Screen are experts in delivering great mobile experiences, aimed at engaging and retaining customers in the best way possible. Their massively popular services include games, education and entertainment services, each of them fully localised in 20+ languages. First Screen engage millions of users every day through their mobile devices, ensuring their experience is purely unique, compelling and enriching.
“We are delighted to partner with a company that is consistently pushing the boundaries of the mobile industry. Carrier billing allows easy access to First Screen’s engaging services and SLA Digital has enabled them to expand their reach with new mobile operator connections in the Middle East and Europe.” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Business Development at SLA Digital.
Joost Goeree, Chief Commercial Officer at First Screen said, “We pride ourselves on being a pioneer in enriching the mobile experience. First Screen offers branded services packed with high-entertainment value; these include m-learning, games and videotainment. Our video services are especially a hit – with live streaming sports, TV shows, musical performances, lifestyle channels and more, we offer something fun for everyone. To keep up with the demand for good entertainment, we’re constantly upgrading our content offering and adding to our portfolio.
“Our focus on emerging mobile-first countries has propelled First Screen to become the leading mobile marketing and distribution company of mobile consumer services. By partnering with SLA Digital, we have been able to significantly grow our network and process seamless and secure mobile payments for new customers.”
About SLA Digital
SLA Digital provides mobile operators and merchants with carrier billing solutions through their digital services platform. SLA Digital work with clients to help them engage with their audience and improve user acquisition and monetisation. Their team of digital experts are headquartered in the UK and Malaysia and have been serving clients for over 15 years, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For further information, visit www.sla-digital.com
About First Screen
First Screen is a global player in digital entertainment, offering the best value to stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem. Their value-driven approach ensures that operators and mobile-driven businesses increase their customer reach and revenue. As digital marketing mavericks, they excellently manage user satisfaction, retention and income generation. For more information, visit 1screen.com
SLA Digital has partnered with Spuul, one of the most popular Indian movie streaming platforms, to increase their direct carrier billing connections, enabling more customers to pay by mobile.
With more than 47 million registered users across the world, Spuul is a video on demand streaming service with more than 10,000 hours of Bollywood movies and TV shows in multiple languages for customers to enjoy ad-free.
“Video on demand services have seen a huge uptake in recent years. Through our partnership with Spuul, we are excited to help them grow via our carrier billing connections across the Middle East and Asia,” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.
Carrier billing allows customers to use their mobile device and add purchases and subscriptions to their post-paid bill or use their prepaid credit, giving a truly seamless and convenient customer experience.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajiv Vaidya, Spuul India, CEO said, “We have partnered successfully with SLA Digital to enable us to access more customers through carrier billing across the Middle East. We expect to continue expanding our coverage into other regions, offering Spuul customers easier ways to subscribe.”
Mobile Arts, a technology provider in the Middle East, has partnered with SLA Digital to further grow their revenues with Direct Carrier Billing for their premium gaming and utility applications.
Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) is an alternative digital payment channel to traditional forms of payment like credit and debit card. The solution is seamless, secure and offers a user-friendly customer experience. Customers add transactions to their monthly mobile bill or deduct from their prepaid credit.
Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital commented, “By leveraging Direct Carrier Billing, content providers like Mobile Arts are able to quickly and easily enter new markets and access a large pool of potential customers.”
Rabih Jreish, Business Development at Mobile Arts commented, “Having the right Direct Carrier Billing partner like SLA Digital, we can help merchants and content providers to quickly and easily start in-app subscriptions in new and existing markets. Our innovative solution, “APP-IT UP”, converts any content portal to a mobile application-based subscription product by integrating our smart SDK.”
SLA Digital continues to work with Mobile Arts on expanding its connectivity through SLA Digital’s portfolio of Mobile Operators across the Middle East and Asia.
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