Category Archives: OTT / VOD

UMG partners with Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby to roll out Universal Arabic Music in MENA

Universal Music Group announced a collaboration between its Republic Records division and music mogul Wassim SAL Slaiby that comprises of the launch of Universal Arabic Music (UAM), a new label that will service the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. According to Universal, UAM will seek to discover rising artists in the region and [...]

StarzPlay collaborates with Calinos & Mistco to bring Turkish content

SVOD platform StarzPlay is collaborating with Mistco, a content distribution agency and Calinos, a Turkish content distributor to offerTurkish content for viewers across the Middle East and North Africa region. Subscribers will have exclusive access to some of the popular Turkish series that includes Resurrection: Ertugrul, The Innocents, Our Story, Filinta, and many more. The shows will be [...]

Spacetoon and eOne extend multi-year partnership in MENA

Spacetoon, the family edutainment content creator, provider, and producer, has extended its partnership deal with eOne, Hasbros global entertainment studio. This multi-year allows Spacetoon the opportunity to bring three successful eOne shows to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The titles Transformers: Rescue Bots, Power Rangers Beast Morphers, and My Little Pony: Pony Life will be [...]

Saudi Sports Company concludes deal for exclusive AFC match media rights in MENA

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has inked an exclusive deal with the Saudi Sports Company for the media rights of the AFC Competitions covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the commercial cycle 2021-2024. The deal offers the Saudi Sports Company exclusive rights in Saudi Arabia to air the AFCs major National Team and Club [...]

Spacetoon inks deal with Pocket.watch to air kids’ shows in MENA

Kids channel Spacetoon has inked a licensing deal with Pocket.watch, a digital media studio that specialises in extending kids and family YouTube stars and characters into global franchises, to be the master consumer product licensing agent in the MENA region for the brand Love, Diana. Besides becoming the CP licensing agent of Love, Diana in MENA, Spacetoon has also [...]

StarzPlay collaborates with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia

StarzPlay has strengthened its presence through its collaboration with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia to provide StarzPlay services at no additional cost alongside select Virgin Mobile plans. Virgin Mobile KSA subscribers can enjoy StarzPlays library of blockbuster content for three-months, six-months, or more, with select Virgin Mobile packages. Available at no additional cost, subscribers can [...]

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi now accessible in UAE

Chinese online video platform iQiyi International has now been rolled out in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, offering more than 3,000 dramas, movies and more with Arabic and English subtitles. IQiyi is headquartered in Singapore and showcases pan-Asian entertainment from countries including China and South Korea to more than 100m active paying subscribers worldwide. The [...]

Shahid VIP to rollout exclusive and special programming for Ramadan 2021

Shahid VIP the premium, subscription-based service of Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform will introduce its exclusive and special programming for Ramadan 2021, bolstering its position as the leading platform for the best Arabic content for the upcoming special season. Under the slogan of Ramadan Maana, or Ramadan with Us in English, Shahid VIP is [...]

Discovery and Saudi Telecom Company enter a new long-term strategic partnership for discovery+ in MENA

stcs media arm, Intigral, will provide its Jawwy TV subscribers access to discovery+ content in a branded area and will also offer the full discovery+ service for 12 months when signing up for an a la carte add-on subscription. Discovery+s offering will include 4,000 hours of on-demand content featuring original and global shows such as [...]