Category Archives: OTT / VOD

StarzPlay to stream first 4K Arabic drama series

The 14-episodes historical drama Kingdoms of Fire in 4K will be aired exclusively on StarzPlay. The series is directed by Peter Weber, best known for films like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Emperor. Kingdoms of Fire has a pan-Arab cast of stars that includes Khaled Al Nabawi, Mahmoud Nasr, Rachid Assaf, Kinda Hanna, Suhair [...]

Airtel launched Airtel TV in Uganda

Airtel TV is the new platform offering live TV and Video on Demand services, aiming at both premium local and global content. The new service will be available to all Airtel customers for free, with no subscription fees.  The platform will deliver the very best of entertainment experience directly to all Airtel customers across the [...]

Vianeos enhances Batelco TV services in Bahrain

Vianeos, a French provider of multi-screen video platform announced the partnership with Bahrain, largest telco, Batelco. The new Batelco TV services will be revamped by creating and developing new User Experience & Interface.  The new Batelco TV application is now available on the legacy AOSP Bahrain operators set top boxes. The UX design and UI [...]

YOTVChannels partners with MTN to launch new TV streaming plan in Uganda

YOTVChannels and MTN have introduced a new TV streaming plan in Uganda. YOTVChannels is a mobile and web-based application that offers local media content (TV and Radio) and is available wherever you are. With more than 50 local channels, YOTVChannels offers its subscribers local content at their convenience with the ability to pause, rewind, record [...]

Weyyak to stream first original Arabic content for Ramadan

Weyyak started 2020 by announcing their first original content production, Chicago Street which will be launched during Ramadan. Following the press conference, held in Syria, the production house, Kaband Media announced the story will go back and forth between two time periods which focus everyday life of the Syrian society by putting emphasis on a [...]

Weyyak to bring more content on its platform

Zee Entertainments first Arabic Video On-Demand streaming platform, Weyyak will provide more premium content for free both on its website and mobile devices. According to Nadine Samra, Chief Business Officer, Weyyak.com who is in talk with three main partners for hosting and distributing their content. She also commented that the platforms YouTube channel has now [...]

Netflix to stream Ghanaian movie Azali

After winning the highest number of awards at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2018 and Golden Movie Awards Africa in 2019, plus receiving other accolades from some international film festivals, Azali has added another achievement to its list by securing a deal with online streaming platform Netflix. Netflix will add Azali to its list of [...]

WATCH iT to launch its first original series in Egypt

WATCH iT, Egypts subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service announced its plans to launch its first original production series, Shadid Al Khotoura in March 2020. The new series will star Ahmed Al Awady and Reem Mostafa.  The action/mystery story will be about the disappearance of Maleks wife, which takes place at the same time as [...]

Abu Dhabi Media launched Majid Universe

Abu Dhabi Media has launched Majid Universe, a new fully integrated multi-platform, digital TV and print entertainment, aiming at Arab children which will be done through storytelling, cartoons character and live action programs.  Speaking at the launch event, Maryam Al Serka, Director of Majid Platforms announced “Majid is the regions first and only Arabic original [...]

Canal + Mauritius adds Netflix to its offer

Canal + Mauritius subscribers will soon have access to Netflix. The official announcement will be made at a Canal + press conference this Thursday. Netflix is officially available on Canal + since October 15, 2019 in France. On September 16, Canal + announced a partnership with Netflix. The French group can now offer Netflix content [...]