Category Archives: Free to Air

Rotana Group inks strategic partnership with SBI

Rotana Group and SBI (Sawt Beirut International) just signed a strategic partnership to produce new media content for TV programs and further expand the current SBIs reach to a wider Arab audience. SBI is a Lebanese platform that produces high-quality programs and talk shows covering topics ranging from entertainment to social news, youth, medical, arts [...]

The Japanese anime ‘Lupin III: The First’ to be released by Spacetoon Pictures in MENA

Spacetoon Pictures will roll out a 3D Japanese animation movie titled Lupin III: The First across GCC theatres on August 12. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the film in several languages, including Japanese, English, and Arabic, with professional dubbing delivered by Spacetoon. Lupin III: The First took place in the 1960s, and the [...]

3Media Networks launched new music and lifestyle channel ‘3Music TV’ in Ghana

3Media Networks, organizers of the annual 3Music Awards have recently rolled out its new 24-hour music and lifestyle channel. The unveiling of the 3Music TV channel shows the companys commitment to music and offering the very best in music and entertainment television. The Founder and CEO of 3Music, Sadiq Abdulai Abu stated, We are particularly [...]

Rotana Channels Group inks media agreement with Sawt Beirut International

Rotana Channels Group has inked a media agreement with Lebanese channel LBC and Sawt Beirut International, which airs an array of Lebanese programmes focused on arts, music and entertainment. The deal was inked by Abdullah Al-Shabana, head of the TV sector at Rotana Channels Group, and Jerry Maher, executive director of Sawt Beirut International. The [...]

SABC rolls out 24-hour sports channel

Public broadcaster SABC has officially introduced its 24-hour sports channel with exciting and compelling sports content via free-to-air broadcasts and online streaming. The channel had its soft launch on 15 April 2021 and is now available on SABC digital TV broadcasting, Openview channel 124, and the TelkomONE streaming service. The Sport General Manager of SABC, [...]

TelkomONE introduces free catch-up service in SA

Telkoms video-streaming platform has introduced a free catch-up functionality across its SABC and other free-to-air channels on the platform a first-of-its-kind value-added offering by a video-on-demand service locally. Catch-up is a system-driven recording of various popular programs across your favourite channels, that is then made available as a single asset, on-demand.  This means you [...]

Nation Media Group and TV Media Sport announce new partnership in Kenya

TV Media Sport (TVMS), the long-time free-to-air media rights partner of World Athletics in Sub-Saharan Africa and Nation Media Group (NMG), one of the most prominent independent media houses in East and Central Africa, today announced partnership that makes NTV, one of the leading television stations in Kenya, the official and exclusive free-to-air broadcast partner [...]

CN Arabic to switch to Eutelsat 7 West A in MENA

In order to continue watch CN Arabic without interruption, Arabic-speaking viewers must recalibrate the frequency of their satellite TV receivers. Cartoon Network Arabic is now getting its transponder North African satellite to the satellite Eutelsat 7 West A7.3 °w. The shift, which began on March 27, will end on April 27. During this time, CN [...]