Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to shut down more TV channels

Saudi Arabias Ministry of Culture plans to shut down satellite TV channels that broadcast programmes hostile to the government and people of the kingdom. The move comes after the former Saudi Minister of Information, Abdel Aziz Khoja, ordered the closure of Wesal TV in Riyadh. The channel was accused of promoting sectarian violence. The General [...]

STC launches MUTV in Middle East

Saudi Arabia-based telco, STC, has partnered with Manchester United, and bagged the exclusive rights to broadcast the clubs dedicated channel, MUTV, in the gulf region for the first time. With this deal, STCs IPTV service, Invision, will bring the behind-the-scenes-footage of the famous club, documentaries and breaking news along with live commentary of every Manchester [...]

Alarab News partner DurAlpha Group

Saudi based Arabic-language news channel, Alarab, has announced a multi-year deal with Riyadh-based media company, DurAlpha Group. DurAlpha is one of Saudi Arabias leading media production companies outstanding programmes. The move comes ahead of Alarab TVs launch later this year. Our goal is to change the way people in the Arab world think about news. [...]

Mobily and Almajd TV Network enter strategic partnership

Saudi Arabia operator, Mobily, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Almajd TV Network aiming to provide exclusive services to Almajd Network subscribers. Mobily is taking steps in the right direction to be transformed into a provider of an integrated communications and information technology services. The content services, especially those complying with them with Islamic [...]

Saudi Arabia calls for more satellite channels

Saudi Arabias Audio-Visual Media Commission (AVMC) plans to open up to more satellite channels and have urged the Saudi-financed channels which operate outside the Kingdom to invest in the homeland assuring investors to rely on Saudi Arabian government to provide the core infrastructure. Riyad Najm, chairman of AVMC, said that over 40% of Saudi-owned channels [...]

Mobily offers new World Cup package

Saudi Arabia operator, Mobily, is offering a new FIFA World Cup 2014 package via its affiliate company, Bayanat Al Oula, enabling subscribers to watch all 64 matches through eLife TV package with FTTH technology without any additional charges. Mobily will provide the FIFA World Cup package by encrypted television network beIN Sports containing 17 channels [...]

Saudi Arabia, Malaysia join hands for TV content exchange

Saudi Arabia has agreed in principle with Malaysia to boost the exchange of Islamic television programmes which will be aired in both countries. The agreement happened during the Asia Media Summit held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information, Dr Abdul Aziz Muhiuddin Khoja, and Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Minister, [...]

Saudi Arabia considers regulation of YouTube

Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media plans to tighten the regulations of local video content produced in the country for YouTube which possibly could require government-issued licences in future. As per reports, viewers in Saudi Arabia watch three times as much YouTube content as that in the US. “The Commission will monitor the quality and [...]

Al-Jazeera office faces closure in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian authorities are reportedly planning to shut down the Riyadh office of Qatar-based broadcaster, Al Jazeera, in the next few days over a foreign policy dispute between the neighbouring countries. The move to close down Al-Jazeera comes in the wake of a directive from Saudi Arabias Ministry of Culture and Information asking Saudi [...]