Monthly Archives: March 2021

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi now accessible in UAE

Chinese online video platform iQiyi International has now been rolled out in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, offering more than 3,000 dramas, movies and more with Arabic and English subtitles. IQiyi is headquartered in Singapore and showcases pan-Asian entertainment from countries including China and South Korea to more than 100m active paying subscribers worldwide. The [...]

Pope Francis documentary to be available in UAE

A documentary about Pope Francis will make its MENA debut on Starzplay on April 1, ahead of Easter. In January, Francesco was acquired globally by discovery+. Francesco, a film by Oscar-nominated director and producer Evgeny Afineevsky, gives audiences an intimate look at the head of the Catholic church and global leader. Topics that will be addressed include climate change, [...]

Babeleye delivers EPG solution to SES for the new HD+ Service in Ghana

Babeleye, the global specialist in content metadata for video platforms, announced today that it has integrated its Electronic Program Guide (EPG) solution into the HD+ Service, the recently launched premium broadcast TV service marketed by SES HD PLUS Ghana, a subsidiary of SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. Babeleye and SES HD PLUS [...]

Babeleye delivers EPG solution to SES for the new HD+ Service in Ghana

Babeleye, the global specialist in content metadata for video platforms, announced today that it has integrated its Electronic Program Guide (EPG) solution into the HD+ Service, the recently launched premium broadcast TV service marketed by SES HD PLUS Ghana, a subsidiary of SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. Babeleye and SES HD PLUS [...]

Spacetoon introduces programming block for mothers and preschoolers in MENA

Family edutainment content creator, provider & streaming platform Spacetoon has introduced a new programming block targeting mothers and their preschool-aged kids on its free-to-air TV channel and Spacetoon Go online streaming service. Spacetoon will be the first Arab kids TV channel to launch such a co-watching block. Content will stream every day from 7 a.m. [...]

Azuri Technologies brings DStv on PayGo Solar TV in Kenya

Azuri Technologies, a provider of affordable pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid consumers across Africa and MultiChoice Kenya have partnered to offer DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya. The collaboration bundles Azuris recently-announced TV400 product, the 32 solar powered TV and household energy solution, with the DStv HD decoder to provide customers access to [...]

Fugitives becomes exclusive distributor for M-Net and Showmax’s growing originals’ slates

M-Net and Showmax have a varied slate of Originals in development and production. These comprise high-end drama, created by a range of award-winning local producers and increasingly co-produced with international broadcasters. The business is expected to deliver a further nine Originals in its 2021-22 fiscal year, with even more planned in 2022-23. In addition to [...]

Netflix South Africa announces new paranormal series ‘Dead Places’

Netflix will release a new paranormal series set in South Africa, called Dead Places, in April. With the series taking place in South Africa, it features 50 filming locations across the country. This includes Johannesburg, Cape Town, the Cradle of Humankind, and the Limpopo town of Thabazimbi. Dead Places follows paranormal detective Will Stone, played by [...]

Documentary on AlUla to be available exclusively on Discovery channel in MENA

Discovery Channel takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of the important discoveries of modern history as expert teams uncover clues that reposition the global understanding and significance of ancient Arabia in a new one-off documentary The Architects of Ancient Arabia. The Architects of Ancient Arabia will air exclusively on Discovery Channel in the MENA region, on March [...]

France 24 now available on the DTT in DRC

The Ministry of Communication and Media of the Democratic Republic of Congo has granted a license to France 24 allowing its unencrypted broadcasting on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network in Kinshasa. According to the French channel’s press release, the broadcasting of France 24 on DTT will gradually be extended to the cities of Lubumbashi, [...]