A month ago, My sister called me from back home and gave me a website address for Arabic movies (entertainment website), which is http://www.casavie.com. She wanted me to be able to watch Arabic movies (She thought that I will forget the Arabic language :)) since I live in the United States now. This website is operated by Arab Moroccans. There are no required fee charges; and, everyone can get the service even without any registrations. All the instructions in this site are written either in Arabic or French. Basically, this website aims to entertain Arabic speaking people. This website allows you to watch movies, watch live TV, download music, listen to live radio, and also enables you to chat and webcam with other people live through TV blogs. I think it is a brilliant idea to be able to do a lot of things from one spot. Even if I believe that this website has some qualities, I still see a lot of errors and flaws.
In the movies web page, http://www.casavie.com/films.htm, I found 22 pages each page has 6 movies. This section is not only for movies, but also it presents plays and TV series as well. Mainly, most movies are Arabic Egyptian movies, but, also there are some Arabic Moroccan, Syrian and Indian movies. A brief description is beside the movie picture which is including the title, actors, and a preview. You can only watch videos through the website, you can’t download them. This website is using adobe flash player version 9, 0,47,0 for videos. Adobe flash player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. The displaying picture quality is poor. In some movies the picture is blurry, and in others the sound precedes the action. The reason might be the movie quality itself or the transmission of the bit rate. I think the website carriers choose this media because it is easier for the viewer to use. And, they prevent viewers from downloading movies and only watching them instantly on their website to protect the copy rights, although, they are violating the rights themselves. But, the good thing about this section is having a lot of selections. The purpose here is quite clear which is entertaining the viewer. I can’t say that they fail to deliver their message, which is entertaining the viewer; but, personally I like to view better quality pictures. http://www.bazita.info/search.pl?q=casavie%20film%20arab
Another thing in this website is the live TV. http://www.casavie.com/tv.htm There are 24 Arabic channels and 24 international channels, for example, Aljazeera, Al Manar TV, MBC, Rai Sport TV, DeeJay TV, and 911 TV. Some channels are broadcasted through media RealPlayer and some through flash player. They also have poor quality picture. But, I don’t think that some people would mind watching those channels. The main purpose of broadcasting those Arabic channels is to entertain and remain connected with other Arabs overseas, as we know; a lot of Moroccans are already migrated. I think this website succeeded to remain in touch with the Arabic viewer, but again, I still like the real TV better. http://www.casavie.com/Tv/aljazeera.htm