Category Archives: -Top News MENA

Ooredoo introduces first 4K/UHD channels with Harmonic in Middle East

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure has declared that Ooredoo, the worldwide telecommunications operator has introduced the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East region. The new channel is called the FunBox UHD and C4K360 and uses the latest ElectraTM video compression solution for the IP environments. Offering a combination of 24/7 programming, the new [...]

ICFLIX and Orange team up to bring digital entertainment in Egypt

  Orange customers in Egypt will now be served with hours of digital entertainment on their mobile phone following the latest partnership of the company with ICFLIX, which is the online streaming service provider in Middle East North Africa. Mobile users from the particular telecom operator will have access to a library of content from [...]

beIN launches new on-demand services and seven new channels  

  beIN customers will be thrilled with the new service offered by the global network broadcasting in the Middle East and North African countries. The entertainment portfolio of beIN has been expanded through the launch of multiple on-demand services and seven new entertainment channels. Boosting its entertainment channels, beIN introduces Fox Action Movies HD, Fox [...]

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 [...]

CCTV strikes channel distribution deal with Eutelsat

China Central Television (CCTV), the Chinese state broadcaster, has sealed a new channel distribution deal with Eutelsat Communications, the satellite operator. The pact is a long-term on whereby CCTV will be broadcasting three of its flagship channels in High-Definition (HD) across the region of Middle East and North Africa. Now available in HD in Chinese [...]

Comedy Central begins stand-up comedy series in the MENA

Comedy Central, the American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, will be starting its first local production in the Middle East North Africa regions. It will be a stand-up comedy series, featuring 30 comedians performing in both Arabic and English language. Performers will be from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, [...]

Türksat/Kablo TV ups content offer with SPI channels and FilmBox live VOD

Türksat/Kablo TV, the television broadcasting using the technology platform from Turkey, is expanding its content offer for its audience. The cable TV service has added eight new channels from SPI International. The channel line-up, localized in Turkish, consists of FunBox UHD (an entertainment channel in Ultra HD), FilmBox Turkey and FilmBox Art House (movie channels), [...]

Etisalat boosts up its TV offering in MENA

Good news for Etisalat users in the Middle East regions. The internet speeds have been upgraded to 1 Gbps through the eLife Ultimate 1G and eLife Premium 500 plans, for better speed and entertainment. Download speeds of 1 Gbps and upload speeds of 10 Mbps will be experienced with eLife Ultimate 1G. on the other [...]

Kwesé Free Sports channel now available in Uganda

Econet Medias 24-hour sports channel Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) is now live in Uganda. KFS is available as a free-to-air (FTA) channel which can be accessed through any FTA set-top box. The exciting programming lineup includes the Copa del Rey, the Premier League, NBA, NFL, Formula 1 and many other leagues.   The sport free-to-air [...]