First Arabic FAST channels in the U.S. now streaming on Local Now
Today, Allen Media Group’s Local Now – the leading free streaming service for local news and entertainment in America – announced its partnership with Rotana Media Group (Rotana), the Arab world’s leading media and entertainment company.
This partnership allows Local Now to connect with the large Arab community in North America by offering the Middle East’s most popular channels featuring the biggest Arabic blockbuster movies, hit series and entertainment shows, kids and spiritual programming, as well as the widest catalog of Arabic music videos, clips, and concerts.
Local Now launched four Rotana channels: Rotana Cinema, Rotana Classic, Rotana Drama, and Rotana Music. These channels are the first Arabic FAST channels in the U.S. and can be streamed 24/7 anywhere in the U.S. for free.
Rotana Cinema: Renowned as the first free-to-air Arabic movie channel, Rotana Cinema is the number one channel of choice for audiences in the MENA region, spanning from Morocco to Oman. The channel features exclusive Arabic movie premieres. The Rotana Cinema Channels’ slogan, “You won’t be able to blink,” مش هتقدر تغمض عينيك “ has become the most powerful Arab world slogan created in the past 12 years reflecting the channels unparalleled success.
Rotana Classic: The channel’s slogan, “Immortal Jewels”, says it all! Rotana Classic features classical movies, music, and theatrical plays that transport viewers back in time to reminisce to the enchanting era of platonic love stories, idealistic values, and pure heartfelt music.
Rotana Drama: Rotana’s dramatic twist among its bouquet of TV channels with one of the largest collections of drama series in the region.
Rotana Music: Featuring Arab stars’ exclusive music, news, and artistic endeavors, viewers tune in to enjoy a variety of music and news about their favorite artists.
“We are excited to makes these channels available on Local Now”, Sherif Iskander, VP, International Business Develop noted “There is something for every member of the family and we will expand our offering as we establish ourselves as the number one provider of Arabic content in the world’s largest media market”, he added.
“We are excited to partner with Rotana Media Group, and are honored to be the platform offering the first Arabic FAST channels in the U.S.,” said Michael Senzon, President of Digital for Allen Media Group – parent company of Local Now. “The mission of Local Now is to provide our audience the best local news and entertainment. Amazing partnerships like this help us deliver on that mission.”
Local Now provides localized news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment, produced by various leading news organizations, in more than 225 markets across the U.S. It offers more than 420 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA in the country, as well as more than 14,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries. The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android and IOS devices.