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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 [...]

MBC takes Al Arabiya News to audience via BlackBerry 10 app

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC) has launched BlackBerry 10 app for subscribers to access Middle East analysis in English from MBC’s 24-hour Arabic TV channel, Al Arabiya News. “The new app will offer the most optimal content viewing experience and ensure our content becomes even more accessible and available for influential decision [...]

MBC wins USD 1 billion Saudi football rights deal

Arab-based free-to-air satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC), has bagged a ten-year deal securing the broadcast rights for the Saudi Arabian Professional Football League and the King Cup, worth SAR 4.1 billion (USD 1 billion). “The Saudi professional football games, the King Cup, the Crown Prince Cup and the Super Cup will be broadcast [...]

MBC plans video streaming service for Arab world

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC) plans to launch a subscription-based premium video-on-demand (VoD) service with Arabic and Western movies and series. The broadcaster already offers a free VoD service with Arabic content, Shahid.net. MBCs new VoD service will enter the market as direct competition to OSNs newly launched online streaming service, Go, [...]