Batelco launches Rotana Music downloads

Batelco has signed a deal with Rotana to gain exclusive rights to Rotana content including Rotana’s music library. Batelco, as the Kingdom’s leading mobile services provider is delighted to add “Samma3ni” exciting new service, which features the latest and most popular Arabic music, for its mobile customers.

Rotana, established in 1987, has grown to become the leading producer and distributor of Arabic music and films with the highest revenue generating mobile content corporation in the Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf and Europe.

Batelco General Manager Consumer Division Muna Al Hashimi said that Batelco was very pleased to enter into an agreement with Rotana in order to launch Samm3ni and deliver exciting music content for its customers.

“Rotana is a huge name in the film, news and music industry in the Arab World. Furthermore, Rotana has recently announced that it will base the headquarters of it latest news channel, Al Arab, in Bahrain, which will further strengthen their presence here. We are proud to align the Batelco name with theirs,” added Mrs. Al Hashimi.

Batelco’s customers have a choice of options to access Rotana’s comprehensive libraries of music. Batelco’s postpaid mobile customers can subscribe to Samma3ni by sending R to 4400 and for only BD1 per month they can download 25 tracks of their choice each month. There are no additional or hidden data charges when browsing Samma3ni website or downloading songs via mobile phones and the subscription will automatically renew each month.

For prepaid customers, Batelco has launched a special edition of SimSim Samm3ni Starter Pack priced at only BD3. The subscription boasts a once-off line up of fantastic benefits including 50 minutes of free local calls on Batelco network, BD1 credit and 25 free music tracks.
If customers prefer to just download individual tracks occasionally they can access the Samm3ni music library on their mobiles by visiting and download individual tracks for only 100 fils per track.

“Our new service provides an excellent opportunity for fans of Arabic music as they can download their favourite tracks including the latest hits with no hidden data charges. Just visit to explore the vast choice of music and follow the simple directions to download your favourite songs,” Mrs. Al Hashimi, said.

Through customers can browse and download the top 20 songs downloaded by Batelco customers and the latest Rotana albums. Included in the latest line up are the newest albums by Elisssa, Haifa Wahbi, Waleed Al Shami, Ahlam, Hatem Al Iraqi, Kadhem Al Saher, Shereen, Abdulla Rowaished and Molhem Zain.

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