Telfaz11 wins 2018 Arab Social Media Influencers Award for its impactful Arabic digital content



Telfaz11, the most influential digital media company based out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been recognized with the 2018 Arab Social Media Influencers Award in the Entertainment category. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai, presented the award to Alaa Yousef Fadan, chief executive officer of Telfaz11 at a ceremony held in Dubai, UAE.

Hosted as part of the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit by Dubai Press Club (DPC), the awards aim to honor social media pioneers who are leveraging social media for the good of the Arab world while developing strong content in Arabic.

Telfaz11 operates as a digital media company, which conceptualizes and produces entertaining and creative online content through channel partnership and social media.

Commenting on the company’s success at the highly anticipated awards, Fadan said, “Combining narratives drawn from the local culture with elements of humor is in our DNA and has been foundational to our wide recognition within the Arab digital entertainment space. Winning this prestigious award is a great way to celebrate the relentless and consistent effort put in by the entire Telfaz11 team on providing quality premium content. Our focus has always been on consistently raising the standard of local content in the Arab world by inspiring people to be more creative and expressive.”

“Telfaz11 has been instrumental in driving demand for creative Arabic content among regional audiences, influencing social trends, and supporting the growth of Saudi’s entertainment sector through content that resonates strongly with domestic and GCC audiences. We have always been close to our audiences, and with a growing viewership of over 20 million followers and more than 2 billion views on YouTube, we are well on our way to becoming the definitive media technology company for the social age,” added Fadan.

Telfaz11 is the creative force behind a number of successful YouTube shows, including Temsa7LY, Khambalah, Alkhallat, and Telfaz11 Top 5. The company has been working closely with several brands including Saudi Telecom Company, and was listed among the top 50 startups in Saudi Arabia in 2016 by Forbes Middle East.

Telfaz11 has also won international awards for its short films. It has screened three of its short films at Paramount Studios to a number of top Hollywood executives and actors as part of the Saudi Film Days festival. In May, the company screened its short films at the Cannes Film Festival where it represented Saudi filmmakers along with the Saudi Film Council.

Telfaz11 is the most influential digital media company based out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with 20+ million subscribers on its network, over 20 million followers on social media and more than 2 billion views on YouTube.

Led by a young team of unconventional storytellers and social influencers, Telfaz11 has popularized local entertainment by conceptualizing and producing creative online content. As a pre-eminent platform in the region for nurturing local creativity, the channel is behind the success of a number of homegrown Internet talents in the Middle East.

Telfaz11 has to its credit a number of viral videos, including No Woman, No Drive, Khambalah — Manhood Academy, and Aljisr — Kafeel as well as popular YouTube shows, including Temsa7LY, Khambalah, Alkhallat and Telfaz11 Top 5. Dedicated to spotlighting homegrown entertainment and talent through high-quality, award-winning content, Telfaz11 facilitates seamless brand promotion and provides content creators and advertisers with unique solutions that create impact, boost brand engagement and drive monetization. — SG