Category Archives: Broadcasters

MBC to broadcast third season of Arabic show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ in Middle East

Ahlan Simsim, the award-winning childrens show from the creators of Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street shows around the world, is back on the screens for a third season for children across the Middle East.  Premiered on February 28, the new season follows Basma, Jad, and Mazooza who, along with familiar friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, share relatable [...]

MBC Group selects MediaGenix to manage on-demand, linear assets in MENA

Broadcast network MBC Group has chosen MediaGenix to run its broadcast management systems. Replacing its existing systems, MediaGenixs Whats On will oversee all of MBCs on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process. The Senior Manager Tech Ops of MBC Group, Aus Alzubaidi, said, After running multiple proof of concepts, we chose the [...]

Roya TV announced the launch of Roya Media Group

Roya TV, Jordanian broadcaster, has regrouped all its operations under the newly launched banner of Roya Media Group (RMG). The group brings together all of the Roya departments including Roya platform, a digital service that comprises news, cultural and entertainment programmes; Roya News, a 24/7 news service; Donya Ya Donya, which focuses on lifestyle news; Roya Bazaar, an [...]

Abu Dhabi Media partners with STARZPLAY to live-stream UFC events in MENA

Abu Dhabi Media, the UAEs public service broadcaster, and STARZPLAY, the regions subscription video on-demand service, announced a strategic collaboration to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The partnership comes ahead of UFC Fight Islands return to Abu Dhabi from January 16th, and the awaited bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor [...]

Spacetoon to premiere new original animation show in MENA

Spacetoon has revealed the new kids animation show, The Moshaya Family Animation which will be aired on Spacetoon TV and The Moshaya Family YouTube channel. Spacetoon has revealed that more than 50 experts have teamed up to prepare the first Spacetoon original show, which includes 13, 10-minute episodes. Commenting on the launch, the Commercial Director [...]

Abu Dhabi Media collaborates with i24NEWS to expand their content and production

The international news network from Israel, i24NEWS, and Abu Dhabi Media, the United Arab Emirates’ public service broadcaster have inked a memorandum of understanding that will see the outlets partner in a variety of fields, including through a shared reporting and library content and product exchange. According to Frank Melloul, CEO and founder of i24NEWS, “As an international [...]

SABC1 to air Uzalo until 2023

SABC1s primetime weekday telenovela Uzalo has been inked on a new 3-year agreement. According to a statement from SABC1, SABC 1 is pleased to announce a 3-year agreement with Stained Glass, the producers of the ever so popular drama series Uzalo. It is the first time that such a long-term arrangement has been put in [...]

Broadcasters in Africa select SynProNize dramas for Africa

Broadcasters in Africa including StarTimes and e.tv have selected dramas from Dubai-based producer and distributor SynProNize. Free-to-air channel e.tv licensed romantic drama series Piya Naam Ka Diya (All for Love), African pay TV platform StarTimes picked up Swaragini (A Tale of Two Sisters) and Gathbandhan (The Odd Couple) and Onua TV in Ghana acquired Cello. [...]

Zimbabwe issues six new TV licences

Zimbabwe has awarded free-to-air television licenses to six companies as part of government efforts to bring more players into the broadcasting sector that is currently dominated by the public broadcaster. Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) chairman, Charles Sibanda stated that among those awarded licenses was Zimpapers Television Network owned by the state-run diversified media group [...]