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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 [...]

Youtube to review the 10000 views rule for Africa

Youtube the Google owned video broadcast platform is currently reviewing the famous 10000 views rule. The regulation is stating that YouTubers can apply for a partnership in order to monetize their creation when their channel has gathered more than 10000 views. The problem with this rule is in rural environment as well as emerging countries [...]

WildBrain now handles Turner Kids’ Youtube channels in MEA  

  WildBrain, the kids video content provider owned by DHX Media, has sealed the deal with Turner International for the management of a range of Turner Kids YouTube channels for the Middle East and African regions, including other territories. According to the pact, the entertainment company will be able to create and handle channels. Also, [...]

Samsung and YouTube expand global HDR content offering in Oman

Samsung announced its support of YouTubes global high dynamic range (HDR) playback on television through an expanded version of the YouTube application. The YouTube Application is currently available on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.   YouTube will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming, offering a wide range of HDR content. [...]

Twist Animation’s Nuni now on YouTube

Twist Animation, which is a studio based in Israel, has launched its most recent animated series on YouTube kids. Nuni is the name of the animated series and it is a preschool one. This launch actually follows the previous hit TuTiTu which has acquired over four billion views on YouTube. Yossi Dahan, the co-founder of [...]

YouTube introduces Mosalsalat

A new Arabic TV hub has been launched on YouTube. Its name is Mosalsalat. Over 500 iconic Arabic television series, including those which date back from 1962, will be available on the new-fangled digital hub. Shows on Mosalsalat are categorised by genre and country of origin. Having worked with Egyptian and Radio Union (ERTU) in [...]

YouTube introduces hub for Arabic TV series

YouTube launched a new hub called Mosalsalat which features more than 500 of the most iconic Arabic television series dating back to 1962 from across the Middle East and North Africa. Users will be able to browse through more than 7,000 hours of Arabic series on YouTube, from any device, anywhere. The hub categorises shows [...]

Liquid Telecom to air live KNRC Mombassa Rally via YouTube

Liquid Telecom, the independent data, voice and IP provider in the region of Africa, is bringing about something new. It will be screening the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) through YouTube. Paul Statham, chief commercial officer at Liquid Telecom Kenya, said: “This live stream broadcast of the rally is part of Liquid Telecom Kenya’s commitment [...]

Dubai ON Demand channel to debut in 2015

Dubai-based Ti22 Films, announced to launch its new interactive online channel, Dubai ON Demand, on YouTube in 2015. I knew that the industry was moving towards digital and had been following trends in the US, seeing the shift through my company Ti22 Films, said Reim El Houni, founder of Ti22 films. The online channel will [...]

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 [...]