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| Umayrah Ramjan | February 23rd, 2018
The first Middle East production from US streaming giant Netflix, comedy special Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is set to launch worldwide on 1 March 2018. The Creative Arab Talent-produced stand-up special sees Lebanese comedian Karam return to his hometown to appear at Beirut's Casino du Liban for the first time. The comedian "will tackle everything from relationships to social issues that most Arabs face everyday with his distinctly local blend of smart, sarcastic humour," Netflix said i...

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| February 22nd, 2018

Kwesé and iflix strengthen partnership for SVOD services in Sub-Saharan Africa

The world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwese, are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ground-breaking partnershi...
| February 21st, 2018

BBC Nigeria launches online platforms in Igbo and Yoruba

Yesterday, the BBC launched its online news service in Nigeria, in Yoruba and Igbo languages. The information was made public by a statement from the British media. With BBC Hausa, the two new serv...
| February 20th, 2018

Netflix and OSN partner up for distribution in MENA

Netflix the SVOD giant partnered with Dubai-based pay-TV OSN in Middle East and North Africa. This unusual deal marks the U.S. streaming giant’s first partnership in the MENA region. The agreement...
| February 19th, 2018

iflix seals deal with LEGO for content in Middle-East and Africa

iflix announces that it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (‘LEGO’) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflix’s extensive library of award...

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