Tag Archives: UAE

Yahlive to eye pay-TV broadcasters this year

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahlive, may target to have pay-TV broadcasters on its platform in 2015. We havent yet finalised any new deals on a paid platform, but theres a lot of discussion about adding a paid platform. At the moment all our customers are free to air, said Sami Boustany, CEO of Yahlive. This isnt [...]

ImageNation moves to twofour54

ImageNation, UAE-based television and film production company, moved its facilities from Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) to the Emirate’s twofour54 media zone. “This move will ensure that ImageNation is in a position to continue creating quality media content for local and international audiences, and will benefit the local industry by creating jobs and opportunities for professional [...]

Yahsat seeks funds for third satellite

UAE-based satellite communications company, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), aims to raise around USD 500 million through a mixture of debt and equity to finance for its third satellite project in 2015 and is being aided by Abu Dhabi state investment fund, Mubadala Development Company. Fully-owned by Mubadala, Yahsat in June this year, had [...]

Yahlive adds African entertainment channel

UAE-based satellite broadcasting company, Yahlive, has added an African entertainment channel, Clouds TV International, to its platform with an aim to cater to the African communities. The new station from Africa joins Yahlive’s growing portfolio of channels broadcasting from the East Beam across the Levant, GCC and South West Asia. Clouds TV International, was launched [...]

Du to offer English Club TV

UAE-based service provider, Du, has won the distribution rights of Ukrainian educational channel, English Club TV (ECTV). Expats from all over the world have always played an important part in the development of Dubai as an International city, attracting millions of tourists every year. The English language is an important communication tool amongst the many [...]

du and Etisalat in infrastructure sharing agreement

UAE-based telcos, du and Etisalat have joined hands in an infrastructure sharing agreement following which customers will be able to choose their TV service provider by next year. The first phase of infrastructure sharing will allow for competition between du and Etisalat in fixed voice and fixed broadband access only. The second phase will also [...]

Yahlive leases transponder to Babylon

UAE-based satellite broadcasting company, Yahlive, has leased a new transponder to Babylon Media Company, which plans to add at least four more exclusive TV channels on Yahlive’s East beam, to the already existing Yahlive bouquet of 13 channels including Korek TV and Kanal 4 TV. “We at Babylon Media are very excited on this new [...]

UAE TV companies boycott Gulf Cup telecast rights

UAE-based sports TV channels have unified to boycott the purchase of overpriced rights for live coverage of the Gulf Cup football tournament offered by media rights company, MP & Silva. The international media rights company allegedly offered an initial quote for Gulf Cup telecast rights to the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Sports channels for USD [...]

Du offers unlimited icflix access

UAE-based operator, Du, announced to offer unlimited access to its online streaming service, icflix, for AED 29 (USD 7.9) per month. The deal provides access to movies, TV shows, cartoons and documentaries on any internet-enabled device. Subscribers will also get complete access to Jazwood (Arabic content), Hollywood and Bollywood movies, TV series, cartoons and documentaries[...]

Qvest completes Alarab project

UAE-based IT and AV Solutions provider, Qvest Media, announced the completion of its delivery and implementation of all production, broadcast and distribution facilities for the Arab regions new 24-hours news channel, Alarab. The channel, due to go live later this year, targets Arabic-speaking viewers across the Arab world and beyond and aims to compete with [...]