Category Archives: OTT / VOD

MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group will collaborate with Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv. The deal will see Metrological be responsible in bringing MultiChoices premium OTT services, international apps and localized content to subscribers across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MultiChoice Group [...]

Cartoon Network Arabic marks its tenth birthday with local content in MENA

Cartoon Network Arabic marks its tenth birthday with an array of local content and classic shows consisting of Dexter, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends & Courage the Cowardly Dog, along with a competition for kids. Viewers will be able to enjoy ten back-to-back episodes of Ben 10, Tom & Jerry and the CN Tubers on Cartoon Network Arabic. Cartoon Network [...]

OSN collaborates with Abu Dhabi Police to fight television piracy

OSN is collaborating with the Abu Dhabi Police to fight television piracy, which resulted in a raid of three shops located in the main satellite market in Electra Street, Abu Dhabi. Around 202 pirate devices were seized, three individuals arrested and three shops closed. The raid followed OSN using market intelligence which they shared with [...]

StarzPlay launched the first spinoff of Starz Original ‘Power’ exclusively in MENA

StarzPlay has aired the first of the four planned spinoffs of Starz Original drama series Power exclusively in the MENA region. Titled Power Book II: Ghost, the crime-drama was broadcasted exclusively on September 7. StarzPlay will air every new episode of the show on a weekly basis, the same time as it airs in the US. The popular series Power wrapped [...]

StarTimes to air Canadian Premier League 2020 to the African audience

MEDIAPRO Canada has inked a distribution agreement with StarTimes for the broadcast of the Canadian Premier Leagues Island Games tournament currently taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. StarTimes will air seven first-round CPL games, the six playoff matches and the grand final on its ST Sports Life channel accessible on the StarTimes satellite and [...]

ViacomCBS Networks International collaborates with OSN to roll out Paramount+ in MENA

ViacomCBS Networks International and OSN, the entertainment network has rolled out Paramount+, a premium streaming service that offers content from ViacomCBS brands, including Paramount Channel, Comedy Central, MTV and ViacomCBS International Studios and third parties.  Paramount+ will be accessible in MENA only on OSN streaming app and OSN Live TV from September 1st, the service [...]

OSN to broadcast 22 Emmy-nominated series and movies in MENA

OSN will air 22 Emmy-nominated series and movies in the Middle East in September, ahead of the Emmy Awards 2020. Live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian will be airing on OSNs streaming app, secured 15 Emmy nominations. The HBO sci-fi series Westworld, satire news and talk show Last Week Tonight, and comedy-drama Insecure, obtained 11, nine and eight nominations [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]

Audiomack extends its reach in Africa

According to Billboard, free music streaming service Audiomack is extending its operations in Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. The service is already accessible in all 54 countries on the continent, and is the No. 1 free music app, the No. 6 free app overall, after Facebooks suite of apps and Snapchat [...]