Category Archives: OTT / VOD

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, [...]

Netflix brings two Nigerian TV series on its streaming platform

After years of acquiring Nigerian movies, Netflix is now offering Nigerian TV shows on its streaming platform. These latest additions join Obi Emelonyes “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” and Ebonylife Films “Sons of Caliphate.” Netflix has picked up two Nigerian TV shows Fifty and Castle & Castle. The series Fifty is set in Lagos, the TV show follows four women at [...]

Thebe invest in Discover Digital platform in South Africa

Thebe Investment Corporation, one of SAs oldest black asset managers, has bought a controlling stake in video streaming company Discover Digital. Discover Digital provides digital media services such as video-on-demand (VOD) and television content. It also offers business-to-business services such as multimedia software development and IT support, and has a fintech division that offers payment [...]

YouTube rolls out music streaming service in MENA

YouTube has introduced its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa market. The YouTube music streaming services will firstly be accessible in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon and Oman. The company is providing two services YouTube Music offers a music streaming application from 5.44 USD (Dh19.99) per month and [...]

Kwesé iflix collaborates with Flytime Promotions to offer African content to subscribers

Africas mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers with a recent collaboration with entertainment company, Flytime Promotions. The collaboration will allow Kwesé iflix to stream the last ever performance of Bovi Man on Fire to viewers across Africa. The highly-anticipated grand finale of the popular comedy show finally [...]