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Netflix doubles original productions from Europe, Middle East and Africa

From a supernatural drama set in Jordan to a Turkish series called The Protector, Netflix is nearly doubling its film production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with over 100 projects originating in the region in 2018. The US-headquartered company said regional film production now spans 16 countries including Lebanon, Turkey and [...]

Jinn, first Middle Eastern Original Series to debut on Netflix in 2019

Netflix has ordered its first Arabic original series, a young adult fantasy drama Jinn from the VFX team behind Scandal as well as the creatives responsible for Oscar-nominated drama Theeb and Very Big Shot. The SVOD service is partnering on the six-part drama from exec producers Elan and Rajeev Dassani, who are the VFX specialists behind a raft of hit U.S [...]

Netflix to launch first Arabic original in MENA

The first Middle East production from US streaming giant Netflix, comedy special Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is set to launch worldwide on 1 March 2018. The Creative Arab Talent-produced stand-up special sees Lebanese comedian Karam return to his hometown to appear at Beirut’s Casino du Liban for the first time. The comedian “will tackle [...]

Netflix and OSN partner up for distribution in MENA

Netflix the SVOD giant partnered with Dubai-based pay-TV OSN in Middle East and North Africa. This unusual deal marks the U.S. streaming giants first partnership in the MENA region. The agreement between the two companies will see OSN subscribers accessing Netflix content across the Middle East and North Africa. A new OSN set-top-box service will be launched before the third quarter through [...]

Econet partners with Roku for Kwese Play in SA

Econet has introduced its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service Kwesé Play in South Africa. It is bringing Kwesé Play video streaming service to the country. The company will benefit from Africas largest fibre network, available through sister company Liquid Telecom which concluded its acquisition of Neotel last year. Neotel holds leading-edge 4G and 5G LTE [...]

Netflix seek business partners in South Africa

Netflix is looking for business partners to increase accessibility of streaming video platforms. The company said cannot disclose regional subscriber numbers, but it is happy with the general South Africas growth. Netflix said, Globally, we have over 109 million subscribers and this year, for the first time, our international subscribers surpassed our domestic member base. [...]

Netflix seek business partners in South Africa

Netflix is looking for business partners to increase accessibility of streaming video platforms. The company said cannot disclose regional subscriber numbers, but it is happy with the general South Africas growth. Netflix said, Globally, we have over 109 million subscribers and this year, for the first time, our international subscribers surpassed our domestic member base. [...]

Government in South Africa to reveal new regulation for YouTube and Netflix

South Africas communications minister, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that the government is set to reveal new regulations for Netflix, YouTube and other streaming services. Dlodlo said during a briefing that she is planning to present a draft white paper on Digital Content and Audio-Visual Policy for South Africa to cabinet for approval before publishing it [...]

Econet Media partners with Netflix and Roku

Econet Medias Kwese TV announced the launch of a long-term partnership with Netflix or the sub-Saharan Africa region. This move leverages Kweses pan-Africa reach to facilitate consumers to enjoy Netflix. Part of the partnership involves Kwese to partner with telecom operators across Sub-Sahran Africa to distribute Kwese TV and Netflix.  Netflix members in Africa will [...]

Greenhouse Academy launched on Netflix

Greenhouse Academy, the latest Israeli purchase of Netflix will launch on Friday 8 September. It will mark the first time the entertainment company allowed one of their shows to be shot outside the US.  The whole show, comprising two seasons of 24 episodes was entirely made in Israel and filmed on the countrys beaches and [...]