Monthly Archives: February 2017

GRB Entertainment acquires reality shows for Africa and Middle East

New reality shows will now be available in the region of Africa, Middle East and France with GRB Entertainment. The company has acquired the rights for new reality shows, documentaries-series, like the Princes of Malibu. In Israel, Ananey Communications has opted Princes of Malibu which features David Foster. The show is about the latter trying [...]

Nickelodeon Israel brings ‘Spell Keepers’ in the Middle East

Nickelodeon Israel is bringing the series, Spell Keepers to its viewers in the Middle East. The live-action daily drama will be aired on yes TV. The series follows two strong and determined heroines (Kirki and Layla) setting out to perform their roles in the world. They strive to save humanity and in doing so they [...]

BBC Worldwide extends with more than 800 hours of content in sub-Saharan Africa

The BBC Worldwide will be covering more than 800 hours of programming in the sub-Saharan Africa after securing sales to broadcasters and platforms. This include its deal with. With ShowMax, BBC Worldwide acquired more than 200 hours encompassing over drama, comedy, natural history and kids with titles like Absolutely Fabulous and War and Peace. Dealing [...]

Ooredoo boosts its TV app

Ooredoo TV app store, owned by the telecommunications company Ooredoo TV, now has 30 applications. Offering a full entertainment service for Qatar with state of the art live TV and video on demand services, the top TV applications of Ooredoo consists of Quran Al Kareem, Tune In, Al Jazeera, XITE and YouTube, among others. The [...]

Canal+ added 692000 subscribers in Africa

It has been reported that Canal+ had internationally added 692000 subscribers in Africa over a year, making its total base to 2.8 million. By the end of 2016, the Canal+ Group had an overall base of 11.5 million individual subscribers with an extra 2.9 million Free and Orange subscribers. On top of an international growth, [...]

Viu travels to the Middle East region

Viu, the OTT service of Vuclip (a PCCW Media company) is making its way in the Middle East region. It will be available in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan. Content will be based on cinema, TV and music from the Arab world, Bollywood and Hollywood and Philippines. Users will [...]

REDTV now in Francophone Africa

REDTV, the fast-paced online lifestyle channel offering information and entertainment, is marking its presence over the Francophone African countries. The channel will also screen its francophone TV series, Boutique Hotel. The new series features a young woman. Lola Durant (Alexandra Amon), taking the reins of a hotel residence once run by her widowed mother. She [...]

Eccho Rights brings ‘Heart of the City’ in Iran and Iraq

Eccho Rights, the global content distributor, has licensed Ay Yapims Turkish drama series, Heart of the City to three other markets including Iraq, Iran and Romania. The series will be available on Gem in Iran and on Kurdmax TV in Iraq. It consists of 72 episodes lasting for 45 minutes each. It is the story [...]

SES and Globecast collaborates for the expansion of TRT World over sub-Saharan Africa

SES, satellite operator and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has entered into a partnership to expand the reach of TRT World over the sub-Saharan African regions. TRT World, the international Turkish news platform began its broadcast in the beginning of this year from ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, ASTRA 28.2 degrees East, and SES-5 [...]