Category Archives: OTT / VOD

beIN agrees three-year UEFA Champions League renewal for the MENA region

The three-year rights extension will enable beIN SPORTS to continue to serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League along with the new the UEFA Europa Conference League across the 24-country region of MENA through to 2023/24. The partnership will also be expanded to the UEFA Womens Champions [...]

StarTimes ON app launches on VIDAA-powered Hisense Smart TVs

StarTimes and VIDAA are delighted to announce that streaming application StarTimes ON just launched on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. StarTimes ON is a mobile application by Africas leading digital TV operator StarTimes. It combines live TV channels and rich VOD content to offer a premium user experience. StarTimes ON serves 27 million users and ranks [...]

Fix&Foxi channel now available on habeshaview in Ethiopia

German kids channel provider Your Family Entertainment has inked a deal with the Ethiopian streaming platform habeshaview that will see its pay TV channel Fix&Foxi made available to habeshaviews subscribers in English. Habeshaview provides many national and international channels to Ethiopians. It also has a strategy of making Ethiopian productions available to an international audience [...]

StarNews Mobile collaborates with Orange to deliver VoD content across Francophone Africa

Ivory Coast-based startup StarNews Mobile, a mobile video network enabling celebrities and influencers to monetize their fan bases in Africa, has collaborated with mobile operator Orange to deliver its high-quality video platform to Oranges 150 million subscribers across 15 countries in Africa. Launched in July 2017, StarNews Mobile targets the mass market with a network [...]

UFC inks Hisense deal to expand Fight Pass distribution

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has settled an agreement with Chinese technology brand Hisense centered on the distribution of the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions Fight Pass streaming service. The agreement ensures distribution of the UFC over-the-top (OTT) platform on VIDAA-powered Hisense and Toshiba smart TVs as from August. The VIDAA smart platform, a Linux-based [...]

Netflix to stream Egyptian movie ‘Bain Bahrain’

Netflix has added the Egyptian feature film Bain Bahrain (Between Two Seas) by Egyptian-American director Anas Tolba. The film is written by Maryam Naoum, screenplay and dialogue by Amany al-Tunisy and co-written by Karim Al-Dalil, starring Fatima Adel, Yara Gobran, Tharaa Jubail, Mahmoud Fares, Arefa Abdelrasoul and Lubna Wanas. The events track a woman Zahra, [...]

E-Vision rolls out Television Audience Measurement service in the UAE

UAE-based pay TV provider E-Vision has rolled out a new audience measurement initiative identifying audience preferences and trends from eLife, the Middle Easts largest IPTV service. The Television Audience Measurement (TAM) system identifies the number of views and the interests of TV viewers, so that TV stations can develop their programmes to match the desires [...]