Tag Archives: Dubai

Icflix to invest in studios

Dubai-based online video streaming provider, Icflix, plans to take the companys production plan to the next stage by investing in studios Icflix is moving from merely an OTT content distributor to a content producer. We are doing a movie a month now. In December our [second] movie was screened at the Four Seasons cinema in [...]

icflix releases second Arabic production

Dubai-based online streaming service, icflix, has released its second original Arabic productions titled, Al Makida, exclusively for its subscribers around the world. The movie, which has been produced for the Icflix Jazwood category (Arabic content), will be available with English and French subtitles, making it accessible to all audiences. This is a part of the [...]

Maxium Media to debut in Arabic TV sector

Dubai-based production company, Maximum Media, owned by former Sony Pictures Television Arabia producer, Ziad Kebbi, will be launched across Middle East this year. Maximum Media will develop original scripted and non-scripted Arab projects. It will also act as a distributor for global formats in the Middle East regions Arab language TV market and sell local [...]

OSN introduces CyberSource payment solution

Dubai based pay-TV platform, OSN, has partnered with Mashreq, and visa company, CyberSource, to introduce CyberSource payment management solution for its subscribers. The agreement will provide secure online payment services for Mashreq Banks merchant clients. OSN subscribers and Go by OSN users across the region will benefit from an extra cover of cyber security as [...]

OSN Play adds new live-streaming channels

Dubai based pay-TV platform, OSN, has added three new channels, Sky News, JimJam and Food Network, to its portfolio of live streaming channels on OSN Play. OSN Play claims to have recorded a 400% increase in viewership compared to same period last year, along with a 600% growth in subscriber registrations. OSN Play has truly [...]

OSN records 43% subs growth

Dubai-based pay-TV operator, OSN, announced a 43% year on year growth in subscribers claiming to be Saudi Arabias fastest growing pay-TV network. The pay-TV operator attributed the subscriber growth to the increasing demand for premium and exclusive content and the latest television technology. OSN added 34 new retail networks across the Kingdom taking its total [...]

OSN launches new Arabic version of ID channel

Dubai-based pay-TV operator, OSN, has launched a version of US drama channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), dubbed into Arabic, strengthening OSNs portfolio of over 40 Arabic subtitled international channels. “Our research shows high demand for localised content and we are committed to offering exceptional television experiences to our subscribers, said Emad Morcos, senior vice president, business [...]

OSN’s movie channels go HD

Dubai-based pay-TV operator, OSN, upgraded two of its remaining Standard Definition movie channels, OSN Movies Festival and OSN Movies Kids, to High Definition taking the total number of OSNs HD channels to 46. The availability of high definition content is something OSN viewers have come to expect as standard and the launch of a further [...]

Illegal satellite TV on a rise in Dubai

Several illegal satellite dishes are still being sold in Dubai despite a recent crackdown by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Dubai Police who launched an aggressive anti-piracy campaign earlier this week. According to reports, about one million boxes are exported to the GCC from India alone every year and the prohibitive cost of satellite [...]

OSN launches free viewing for subscribers

Dubai-based pay-TV platform, OSN, has announced to offer one month free viewing and free OSN HD decoder on a wide variety of packages for OSN subscribers who renew their subscription. Customers who avail the offer will also receive a line-up of movies, television series and the recently launched 15 new Arabic entertainment shows during Ramadan [...]