Saavn has announced its first strategic partnership in the Middle East with VIVA Bahrain, telecom operator and a subsidiary of the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), to bring Saavn Pro to South Asian audiences in Bahrain.
Saavn Pro, the company’s subscription offering, gives users access to unlimited, high-quality music downloads for ad-free, offline listening. As part of the partnership, physical distribution of Saavn Pro scratch cards will be carried out at all VIVA retail outlets, along with digital distribution of Saavn Pro codes via free SMS, offering VIVA’s customers 1 free month of Saavn Pro up on purchasing a 1-month subscription.
Paramdeep Singh, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Saavn said, “Partnering with VIVA enables Saavn to offer our premium, all-inclusive audio experience to a new subscriber base in Bahrain. This is only the beginning of our strategic partnership, as we look forward to expanding our rich user experience and high engagement rates with the large South Asian diaspora population across the MENA region.”
Andrew Hanna, Chief Commercial Officer,VIVA Bahrain said, “We are pleased to partner with a global streaming brand like Saavn to expand VIVA’s subscriber services. Saavn Pro’s unlimited download package, in 12 South Asian languages, presents a complete music offering for the Asian community.”