Category Archives: OTT / VOD

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 [...]

Spotify to launch in 40 additional African countries

The streaming platform was previously accessible in only 5 African countries and is now set to launch into 40 additional countries including Kenya, Angola, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and more. Spotify will be expanding into 85 new markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. The announcement was made on its online event titled “Stream [...]

Deezer rolls out original podcast series ‘Sleep Tight’ in MENA

Deezer has introduced its new Original podcast Sleep Tight accessible exclusively on the Deezer platform, the first of its kind in the Arab world to help listeners fall asleep. The podcast, produced by Finyal Media, highlights an array of fairy tales, aiding listeners relax and prepare for a good nights sleep. In each episode, the narrator [...]

MultiChoice rolls out Showmax Add to Bill offer in Namibia

MultiChoice Namibia has introduced its brand new Showmax Add to Bill offering to allow DStv Premium subscribers the opportunity to enjoy the best streaming international series and movies on Showmax at no extra cost. The Managing Director at MultiChoice Namibia, Roger Gertze, said, Showmax Add to Bill was introduced in response to their subscribers changing [...]

Apple Music launched new Isgubhu platform for Electronic music in Africa

Apple Music has rolled out a new outlet to highlight the rapidly rising dance music community in Africa.  Isgubhu will highlight a number of popular African subgenres including Gqom, Amapiano, Kwaito, Mzansi House, and Shangaan Electro. Fittingly, the term “Isgubhu” comes from a Zulu word meaning “beat.” Isgubhu will furthermore host a number of playlists to assist in the music [...]

Etisalat airs Israel-based i24NEWS channels in UAE

UAE’s telecom group Etisalat is airing the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV as part of the service’s basic package at no extra cost. i24NEWS is the first channel broadcast from Israel and accessible in the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration between Etisalat and i24NEWS comes after the UAE signed a peace agreement to regulate ties with Israel in September. [...]

MBC’s Shahid to bring Rotana’s channels on its VIP platform in MENA

MBC Group and Rotana Media Group are collaborating to offer Rotanas TV channels to Shahid VIP, MBC Groups premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform. Rotanas best TV content will also be available on-demand so that subscribers can watch it anytime, anywhere in the region. This long-term collaboration will enable Shahid VIP to extend its [...]