Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Shahid VIP to broadcast sci-fi drama series ‘Hell’s Gate’

Shahid VIP will air the Arab Worlds first Arabic language sci-fi drama series on September 12 as the film and media industry in the Arab World looks to broaden its scope. Entitled Hells Gate, the sci-fi production features a stellar cast from the Middle East and beyond. Set in Beirut in the year 2052, the [...]

OSN inks deal with ThinkAnalytics for personalised user experience in Arabic

OSN has partenered with Think360 from ThinkAnalytics to provide subscribers with a personalised user experience in Arabic, including enhanced recommendations and sophisticated search engine. OSN selected Think360 as a partner because of its breadth of personalisation capabilities, support for multiple languages including Arabic for search, recommendations and content intelligence, plus speed to market. The streaming [...]

TVA and UniqCast partner to launch GloTV in Nigeria

TV Anywhere Africa (TVA), an emerging media-technology company and leading mobile network operator in Nigeria, Globacom, have partnered to launch GloTV in Nigeria. Glo TV is an OTT platform that brings engaging, interactive and premium entertainment content to its subscribers through a rich bouquet of offerings including hundreds of live entertainment programs, music, documentaries, news, [...]

Shahid VIP released new original series for kids titled ‘Globie’s Colourful World’

Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform, has released a new original series titled Globies Colourful World, the Arabic-language animation for pre-schoolers. Globies Colourful World tells the story of Globie, a quiet shy cow who avoids trying new experiences. To help her become more social, Globies parents arrange magical and colourful trips to neighbouring islands where she [...]

Showmax released new locally produced film titled ‘Flatland’

Showmax, the streaming service giant, has announced on Twitter on September 2, the release of the Afrikaans movie Flatland on their streaming platform. The film tells the story of a young woman whose husband has been murdered. She then finds herself fleeing with her best friend across the Karoo while being pursued by a police [...]

STARZPLAY’s TV show ‘Run the World’ renewed for a second season

Lionsgate-owned streaming service STARZPLAY has renewed its comedy drama Run the World for a second season. Run the World follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes [...]

Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s feature film ‘Scales’ available on Netflix

Netflix released Image Nation Abu Dhabis critically acclaimed feature film Scales (Sayidat al Bahar) throughout the middle east region, following an award-winning festival season and cinema releases in Saudi Arabia and the USA. The UAE feature film explores the changing role of women in society through the allegorical, magical-realist tale of Hayat, a young girl [...]

Kenyan documentary ‘Sleeping Warrior’ now available on MyMovies.Africa

The documentary, Sleeping Warrior, based on the true story of Africas first female Lacrosse team, is now available to stream in Kenya on MyMovies.Africa. Set in Kenyas Rift Valley, the 92-minute documentary follows their journey across the globe to the 2019 World Championships. Transformed by the experience, these determined young women experience heartbreak and joy, [...]