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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, [...]

MBC-Maspero TV ink content cooperation deal

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) has signed a cooperation agreement with Egyptian state broadcaster, Maspero TV, to air popular series or programme produced by the state broadcaster on MBC. Through this cooperation, MBC in return has agreed to give the Egyptian television company half of the profits generated. The agreement will also [...]

MBC adds new HD channel to My-HD

Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC), the Dubai-based satellite broadcaster, has added another high definition channel, MBC Variety, to Middle Eastern pay-TV platform – My-HD. We are delighted to expand our range of HD channels with the addition of the completely new MBC Variety channel to our ever growing line-up taking the total of HD channels [...]

Al Arabiya re-launches Al Hadath channel

MBC-owned Arabic news channel, Al Arabiya, has re-launched its sister channel, Al Hadath, to enhance the 24-hour TV coverage of politics across the Middle East and North Africa region. “Al Hadath is a new news service, which focuses entirely on news, without recorded programming,” said Nabil Khatib, executive editor, Al Arabiya News Channel. “There will [...]