Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

Intigral launched Jawwy TV app

Dubai-based Intigral announced the launch of Jawwy TV, its OTT streaming service last month. Intigral, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), designed a new box to be rolled out in July 2018. The new HomeBox, which has an integrated OTT element, will feature all of STCs premium content including the Saudi Football [...]

beIN Sports pulls TV channels from du customers in the UAE

beIN Sports, which holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup in the Gulf region, has pulled its channels and packages from du customers in the UAE,the news fell on Saturday. In a tweet, the Dubai-based telecoms operator said it was “temporarily unable to show beIN sports channels and packages due to a [...]

Ooredoo 5G goes live in Kuwait

Ooredoo Kuwait has rolled out 5G Network for its customers in key location of its head office at Soor Street in Kuwait City. Ooredoo Qatar became the first global telecom operator to launch 5G services in the capital city of Doha on a commercial basis. Ooredoo Kuwait CEO Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said, We are [...]

StarSat to enhance viewing experience in Africa

StarSat is bringing FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD to the South African pay TV market on StarSats DTH and OTT platforms. Ms. Wu, CEO of On Digital Media, license holder of StarSat said, StarSat has gone to great lengths to enhance the quality and depth of its Pay TV entertainment offer in South Africa [...]

VIMN Africa and MultiChoice showcase new local content

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) in partnership with MultiChoice, aligned an exciting lineup of local content, showcasing the best of Africas creativity and talent in May and June. VIMN Africas channel brands, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Base and Nickelodeon collectively offer a broad range of original entertainment content across every age demographic. [...]

Quite Bright Films Lifestyle and Sony Pictures TV announce co-development deal

International award-winning production house, Quite Bright Films Lifestlye (QBFL)., and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced a multi-project deal to co-develop unscripted cookery formats that will have international appeal. SPT will also distribute the series. Formed by Daniel Prior, Creative Director, and Kiran Jethwa, Director, QBLF is an award-winning production house based in Nairobi, Kenya.  [...]

The Morning Show takes up Sunrise’s time slot on e.tv

e.tv replaced Sunrise after a decade with The Morning Show. Sunrise has been struggling for the past decades to retain viewership, e.tv finally decided to axe it down and replaced it with another long-running show. The Morning Show is produced by Cheeky Media, which is also responsible for Real Talk with Anele on SABC3 and [...]

Catch Fifa World Cup matches on NTV

Football fans in Kenya will be treated to the 2018 Fifa World Cup on NTV. This is after Nation Media (NTV) Group on Thursday signed an agreement with Kwese Free Sports to broadcast 32 matches of the world’s premier sports event live. Monica Ndung’u, Kwese Sports General Manager commented on the new deal, “This is [...]

Abu Dhabi Media Hub bags a deal with Arabsat for broadcasters in MENA

Broadcasters within the MENA region will be able to stream their shows to millions of Arabsat viewers around the world after the organisation agreed to establish a satellite uplink-platform from twofour54 Abu Dhabi. This new deal will enable Arabsat and twofour54 to launch a new set of satellite TV channels on the Badr-4 satellite. Khalid [...]