Featuring comedians Ayman Wattar from Egypt and Shakir Al Sharif from Saudi Arabia
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2018–Given the popularity of football in the Middle East, premium video-on-demand service Viu announces its third original for the region, ‘Wahid:Wahid’, a satirical show about the upcoming FIFA World Cup championship, a global event watched by billions of people around the world.
The show promises to be different, drifting away from traditional shows that discuss technical details of football, and instead highlighting the nuances from the World Cup games in a comical way. The light-hearted ‘talk show’ targets everyone who watches football during the World Cup season, from hard-core fanatics to casual viewers.
Viu has teamed up with renowned comedians from Egypt and Saudi Arabia to host the show, as both the countries’ national teams have qualified for this year’s mega- sporting event in Russia. The show hosts are Ayman Wattar, the famous Egyptian comedian known for Ramadan Galak and Tickling Giants, and Shakir Al Sharif, the most popular member of the Saudi Jeddah Comedy Club.
Wahid:Wahid is a 11 episodes and will be aired exclusively on Viu. Each episode is divided into five segment from a comical take on the news from the World Cup to song performances and real time social interactions to fan posts by the two hosts.
Commenting on the new program,Wesam Kattan, Vice President Content & Brand Marketing, Vuclip MENA, said: “There is much excitement for the FIFA World Cup in the Middle East, and shows discussing and dissecting the game is very common for football fanatics. At Viu, we wanted to create something different to resonate with a wider target audience including the seasonal football watchers, which led us to Wahid:Wahid where in the hosts will be interacting with our fans real-time during the show”
He continued, “Egypt and Saudi Arabia not only are qualified for this year’s World Cup in Russia, they will also actually be playing against each other! Bringing together these two countries on our platform was our next natural step.”