Monthly Archives: March 2017

STARZ Play Arabia ups with NBCUniversal International deal

STARZ Play Arabia, the MENA-based video streaming service for premium TV channel Starz, has tied up with NBCUniversal International Distribution. Popular TV box sets, U.S series and movies from the media and entertainment company, will be added to Starz Plays service in the Middle East North African region. Subscribers of Starz Play will be served [...]

Ooredoo chooses Netgem for TV service in Oman

Ooredoo Oman ropes in the cloud-based technology of Netgem for the empowerment of its television service in Oman. Customers of Ooredoo Oman, will be served with English and Arabic linear TV channels. Video-on-demand (VOD) services will as well be available. Users will be able to enjoy acess across both fixed and mobile operations, with a [...]

South Africa’s North West village welcomes the DTT campaign

The Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) campaign is moving towards the North-West border village of South Africa. Awareness will be raised regarding the new era of high-definition television through the DTT process, among residents in the village of Ramatlabama, near Mahikeng. A DTT Imbizo will be held on the border of Botswana and led by the [...]

OSN partners Mega Max Media and Magmedia International to launch OSN Kids Zone

OSN, the Dubai-based broadcaster, has partnered Mega Max Media and Magmedia International to introduce a new channel, OSN Kids Zone. It will target a young audience aged between two to eight, with kids content like Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, Transformers Rescue Bots, Heroes of the City and My Little Pony. Aired with Arabic [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

E’shailSat to broadcast in 4K in MENA

EshailSat, the satellite company of Qatar, is all in to boost its content portfolio in Ultra High Definition (UDH) for its broadcasting client. Showcasing Live transmission of UHD channel with the EshailSat satellite, the company uses technologies like HEVC encoding and DVB-S2X modulation. It also provides 4K UHD services for news and sports channels that [...]

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]