Tag Archives: MBC

MBC seizes broadcast rights for Formula One

MBC Group has seized the rights to the FIA Formula One races. The broadcaster will provide F1 racing free-to-air. The deal gives MBC five-year exclusive rights to air the races, starting last Friday with live reporting of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. MBC declared in a statement, This marks the return [...]

MBC rolls out production studios in MENA

Saudi-owned broadcaster MBC Group stated it will roll out MBC Studios to enhance quality film and television production in the area, with a focus on MENA. Peter Smith is the new subsidiary as the managing director. He was previously the president of international home entertainment at Universal Pictures International and the president of NBC Universal [...]

MBC and Omantel partner up for easy subscription to Shahid Plus

Omantel, the first telecom provider in Oman, announced its partnership with MBC Group to allow customers to conveniently subscribe to Shahid Plus service by using their mobile credit. Shahid Plus is a leading premium video-on-demand (VOD) service in the Arab world. This offer is available to Omantel postpaid and prepaid customers. Said Salim Al Shanfari, [...]

MBC bags COSAFA rights

National broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television (MBCtv), has acquired the broadcast rights of Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) games. “We have bought the rights from COSAFA agents to enable Malawians to follow their team in the tournament. As a national broadcaster, our mandate is to educate, inform and entertain, and we would like [...]

MBC secures content from Jetpack

MBC, Middle Eastern broadcaster and Jetpack Distribution, UK based distributor, have entered into a licensing deal. MBC has secured over 62 hours of programming. It has picked kids genre titles namely Jamies Got Tentacles and Invisible Network of Kids. We are delighted to be partnering with the Middle Easts leading broadcaster, MBC, who recognises that [...]

Arab broadcasters seeks more local genre movies

Middle Eastern broadcasters, OSN and MBC, have called on Arab filmmakers to make more genre movies like Arabic action and thriller movies and asked for more diversity in TV drama. We are looking for good quality Arab movies but what we have in the market are commercial movies, that depress me when I watch them, [...]

MBC migrates to Astra4A satellite

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has announced that it is migrating its satellite services from NSS7 satellite at orbital location 340 degrees East or 20°W to Astra4A satellite located at 4.8°E. The development means television viewers will be required to re-point receive satellite dishes and change decoder parameters in order to access MBC programmes on the [...]

MBC, FremantleMedia team up in content deal

Arab-based free-to-air satellite broadcaster, MBC, has inked a multi-year agreement with London-based television content, production & distribution company, FreemantleMedia, for three seasons of the local Idol and Got Talent formats, along with three seasons of The X Factor and Project Runway. “We are immensely proud to be the first company to have completed a deal [...]

MBC brings Sony’s El Mariachi to Middle East

Middle Eastern public broadcaster, MBC, has acquired the rights to Sony Pictures Televisons Latin drama based on the Robert Rodriguez movie, El Mariachi. While El Mariachi is especially relevant to a Latin American audience, there is a style and sensibility to this series and these characters will also resonate with Middle Eastern viewers, said Ziad [...]