Category Archives: -News MENA

YES and BBC First bring content from ITV studios in the Middle East

ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the worldwide programme distributor, has acquired a raft of sales for new dramas for the Middle East, as well as for the Europe regions. The satellite broadcaster in Israel, YES, has acquired the drama series, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen, for the Middle East region. The series is an 8.5-hour series [...]

Endemol Shine collaborates with IMAGIC in middle east

Endemol Shine, the global content production house, has signed the deal with IMAGIC, in the Middle East region. The content house is shifting gears towards local format distribution and licensing business. From now on, IMAGIC will produce adaptations of non-scripted formats from Endemol Shine across the named region. Access to Endemol Shines global library of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ooredoo introduces its 10Gbps service in Middle East

Ooredoo, the Qatari based telecommunications company, has launched its 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in the Middle East region, most specifically in Qatar. A broader commercial rollout of the service will be followed in the coming months. Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar: Were delighted to be officially launching our 10Gpbs fibre service [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]

OSN boosts its offer with more channels

OSN, the pay TV operator in the Middle East, is adding a number of channels to its network. The new collection will consist of kids channel, different kinds of sports channels, news channel and other channels to provide a wide range of content. Available around the clock, OSN Kid Zone TV is a new channel [...]