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January 12, 2015 09:00 ET

Indosat & Vuclip Partner to Bring Premium Mobile Video on Demand Service to Over 54 Million Indosat Subscribers

Partnership Brings Mobile Consumers in Indonesia Amazing Content & Unique Unbuffered Viewing Experience via Premium Video on Demand Subscription Service

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - January 12, 2015) - Vuclip, the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets, today announced its strategic partnership with Indosat, one of the largest telecommunications networks and service providers in Indonesia with over 54 million subscribers. Indosat and Vuclip will provide premium mobile video on demand service for an attractive market launch price of just 1000 Rupiah per day. This offer is in companion to the affordable data plans that Indosat provides in the Indonesian market.

At the heart of this offering is compelling mobile content from premium partners such as MNC Group, Viva, Kompas TV, Kapanlagi, and Masak TV. Until recently, premium mobile content -- such as music videos, reality television series and quality religious programs -- was only available through the television with limited access on mobile phones. With this new initiative, Vuclip's Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding Technology will empower Indosat subscribers to watch unbuffered videos, optimized for network variability, across all mobile devices.

"Vuclip's approach to inspiring consumers to consume mobile video is in line with Indosat's strategy to lead the market with differentiated quality offerings at affordable prices for subscribers. It's Vuclip's combination of a smooth viewing experience and compelling content riding on our best in class network rollouts that is really exciting," said Kevin Henry, Group Head of Data & VAS, Indosat. "This unique subscription approach is a very attractive one that should delight our customers. They can see that they are getting a fantastic value and this allows them to explore and discover interesting content with no limits imposed."

"We admire Indosat's mission to deliver a superior experience to its mobile subscribers. We are happy to partner with Indosat to turn that mission into a reality by providing a high quality premium video on demand service to the consumers in Indonesia," said Arun Prakash, COO, Vuclip. "A wide selection of premium local and global content, an amazing unbuffered viewing experience, convenience to watch any video any time at an affordable price point is what makes our service very popular amongst millions of paying subscribers in Southeast Asia. This partnership reiterates our strategic focus and commitment to millions of subscribers in the Indonesian market."

In addition to Indonesian consumers, Vuclip offers its highly popular premium video on demand services in the UAE, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Egypt via partnerships with leading carriers in each of these countries.

About Vuclip 
Vuclip is the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets with more than 5 million subscribers per quarter across six different countries. Through strategic partnerships with more than 200 top studios around the world, Vuclip brings to subscribers blockbuster Hollywood and regional movies, TV shows and music videos in 20 different languages. Vuclip's Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding provides an amazing unbuffered viewing experience to consumers across all mobile devices and on any network. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with a presence in Dubai, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Jakarta and Bangkok.

About Indosat
Indosat is the leading telecommunication and information operator in Indonesia, which provides cellular, fixed line, data communication, and internet. In the first quarter of the year 2014, it has 54 million cellular customers through its brands, Indosat IM3, Indosat Mentari, and Indosat Matrix. Indosat operates IDD services with access codes 001, 008 and Flatcall 01016. Additionally, it also offers corporate solution services supported by integrated telecommunication networks throughout Indonesia. Indosat is a subsidiary of the Ooredoo. Indosat shares are listed in the Indonesia Stock Exchange (JSX: ISAT).

About Ooredoo 
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named "Best Mobile Operator of the Year" at the World Communication Awards 2013. The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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