Omantel offers Humax OTT Android set-top box

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 
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Omantel’s Humax H1 to Bring a Summer of Sporting Action

  • Omantel’s new Android set-top-box offers free subscription of leading content apps for unmatched live sport, and entertainment viewing

Oman’s sports enthusiasts delight as the Sultanate’s leading telecoms provider, Omantel, announces the launch of Humax H1 – an Android set-top box that bundles popular content providers including beIN Sports, ICFLIX, Starz Play, Mavshack, OSN GO, Kids content and YouTube. Humax H1 marks the beginning of a new era of home entertainment in the Sultanate where all content, including live sport, movies and series, is streamed through a smart Over The Top (OTT) device that gives viewers the ability to access it at any time from any smart phone, tablet, PC or TV screen.

To welcome customers to Humax H1, Omantel is providing a limited time bundle offer for new subscribers that includes one month free access to Starz Play, OSN GO and Mavshack and twelve months free access to ICFLIX. Significantly, the bundle offer also includes the sought-after beIN Sports Summer Pass that enables viewers to watch live the most anticipated sporting events of the season including the Euro Cup, COPA America, Tour de France and Wimbledon and more, for three months completely free.

Commenting on Humax H1, Saleh Al Maimani, Senior Manager of Product Development at Consumer Business Unit noted, “The Humax H1 is yet another addition to the various entertainment options that we offer to our customers. We are excited for enabling the customers to explore the world of features that this service brings. The set-top-box bundled with content rich offer is the first-of-its-kind in Oman and provides an unmatched experience for live and on-demand entertainment. Humax H1 will change how we view content here in the Sultanate, it literally brings a world of entertainment straight to your home at the touch of a button.”

“Humax H1 marks a further step in our digital revolution. Rolling out digital smart home services is part of Omantel’s broader strategy ‘Omantel 3.0’, and a key area of growth in the years ahead. We aim to be the nation’s digital partner of choice, helping to bridge the digital divide and pioneering the move towards rollout of the digital smart home eco-system,” Saleh Al Maimani added.

Introducing a number of never-before seen and convenient features to aid viewing pleasure, Humax H1 enables customers to use their mobile touchscreen to search and type rather than the cumbersome remote. What’s more, the smart box’s multiscreen function enables viewers to access the different content providers simultaneously on different devices, making it perfect for the whole family where members want to watch sport, movies and children’s programs at the same time.

Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the Sultanate to each other and the rest of the world. Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel boldly innovates to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, the broadest and most reliable nationwide network while investing for Oman’s future development.