Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Netflix and Abu Dhabi TV launched second season of the ‘The Platform’

Netflix and Abu Dhabi TV have rolled out the second season of The Platform, a UAE-produced series, which rose to the global streaming platforms popular list within two days from its launch. The series first season was launched in September 2020 across global streaming platform Netflix, making it the first-ever UAE production to be air on [...]

Vodacom offered six months’ free Amazon Prime Video membership in South Africa

Vodacom South Africa is offering a six-month free membership of Amazon Prime Video to all new, existing and upgrading contract customers. The launch offer is also available to prepaid and top-up customers who have spent a minimum of ZAR 150 with the operator in the past 30 days. On top of the free subscription, there [...]

Showmax subscribers outside Nigeria can stream Season 6 of Nigerian Idol

Fans of the popular singing competition Nigerian Idol will be able to livestream Season 6 in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and across the African continent. Speaking about the decision, Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for Connected Video and General Entertainment, says, Nigerian Idol is one of the biggest shows in the country. While [...]

StarzPlay extends its partnership with Huawei Video in MENA

Huawei Video, the regions growing subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, has widen its collaboration with StarzPlay, a regional SVOD provider, to provide up to 63 percent discount on StarzPlay packages on Huawei Video for consumers in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman. Accessible to new and existing subscribers between March 1-31, the packages provide more [...]

StarzPlay to air V10 R-League sim racing extravaganza in MENA

StarzPlay, BT Sport and ESPN are collaborating to broadcast the V10 R-League, a new sim racing series that will see Rachel Stringer, Nicolas Hamilton and Ben Daly compete among other sim racing stars. The esports and gaming solutions provider Gfinity and Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) have announced distribution agreements for its new virtual racing [...]

MBC partners with Iwonder to bring 100 hours of movies & TV shows to Shahid in MENA

MBC has inked a licensing partnership with Iwonder, Asia-Pacifics fast-growing SVOD platform for exclusive documentaries and current affairs. The deal will bring over 100 hours of factual films and TV shows to subscribers of MBCs Shahid and Shahid VIP VOD platform. Iwonder has more than 50 factual categories from climate change and crime, through to [...]

OSN seals multi-year partnership with Vodafone Egypt

OSN has inked a multi-year partnership with Vodafone Egypt to offer the OSN streaming app to all Vodafone subscribers. Subscribers to the postpaid Vodafone Red plan will have complimentary access to the OSN streaming app. Vodafone subscribers with lower plans will have the opportunity to subscribe through direct carrier billing, with special offers on the [...]

Viu to roll out Original productions for Ramadan

Viu, a pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, will launch six Viu Original productions on its platform for Ramadan this year.  The line-up comprises of Sultanet El Moez, Shahed Ayan, Gama Salem, El Khawabi and Reyah El Somoum, and will be streamed only on Viu during Ramadan, with one episode being released each day of the month. The 35-minute episodes will be full of action, [...]