Tag Archives: Middle East

YuppTV to bring Zee channels in Middle East

YuppTV, a leading over-the-top (OTT) content providers for South Asian Content, has announced to launch a wide range of Indian broadcaster, Zee Entertainment channels, in the Middle East. YuppTV will offer key Zee channels lincluding Zee TV Middle East, Zee Cinema International, &TV Middle East, Zee Telugu, Zee Bangla Movies, Zee Living, Zee Bangla, Zee [...]

OSN strengthens roster with more shows, series

Middle Eastern pay-TV provider, OSN, plans to offer 45 new shows and over 70 new series this year while OSN Movies HD will be bring 50 movies each month including some of the most anticipated blockbusters. In 2014, almost every box office movie premiered on OSN within 3 months of its theatrical release and we screened [...]

ADM, RAI partner for joint production initiatives

Middle East-based broadcaster, Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) has entered a strategic partnership with Italian broadcaster, Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A (RAI), for the transfer of knowledge and best practice in the production of media content. “This MoU is yet another significant milestone in ADM’s mission to build awareness of UAE’s achievements locally, regionally and internationally, and reaffirms [...]

SES to launch Astra 2G for broadcast services in MEA

Global satellite operator, SES, has announced that it will launch its Astra 2G satellite on December 28 which will be deployed in geostationary orbit at the 28.2/28.5°E neighbourhood. The satellite will provide next generation broadcast and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The spacecraft carries 62 Ku-band transponders and 4 Ka-band transponders. [...]

Arabsat completes multi-million dollar upgrade for STC

Middle East-based satellite operator, Arabsat, has completed a multi-million dollar upgrade of Saudi telco, STCs satellite hub in Riyadh to provide comprehensive communication services. The multi-million dollars renewal allows reliable communications throughout Arabsat Badr-5, the new-state-of-the-art satellite on 26°E, with extensive footprint which facilitate the operations of STC with high throughput links, said Khalid Balkhayour, [...]

Alarab to launch in Feb 2015

Bahrain-based 24-hour Arabic-language news channel, Alarab, will be launched on February 1, 2015, with a completely new style of news programming in the Middle East and beyond, announced Saudi billionaire businessman, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Alarab will break the mould of news presentation, becoming a platform for transparent presentation and discussion of the regions most [...]

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, [...]

Kairali TV to launch in Middle East

Kerala-based Indian broadcaster, Kairali TV, plans to launch its services in Middle East under the brand name, Kairali Arabia, on Feb 12, 2015. The channel will cater to the viewership demands of millions of Malayalis in the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. Kairali Arabia will be available on eVision [...]

IPTV subs in Middle East to shoot up to 123% by 2018

IPTV penetration across Middle East is forecast to rise 123% from 1.09 million end-2013 to 2.42 million end-2018, according to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis. UAE is expected to see IPTV growth of 68.7% from 831,000 end-2013 to 1.40 million end-2018 – including 330,000 IPTV HD subs and 50,000 IPTV PVR subs. Etisalat and [...]