Category Archives: Pay TV

OSN to stream first Saudi movie

The Perfect Candidate (Al Murshaha Al Methaliya), Saudi iconic film, will be streaming exclusively on OSN. In a first for a Saudi release, the inspiring and empowering movie was not available in cinemas, and is broadcasting for the first time on OSN. Commenting the release, Rolla Karam, interim chief content officer at OSN said: OSNs [...]

Pan-African TV show WatsUp TV expands in 40+ Countries

Pan African entertainment TV show, WatsUp TV is collaborating with Guinea Evasion TV and Burkina Fasos 3TV, to expand its content onto the Canal+ platform thus extending their viewership to over 40 countries and 7 million homes on the satellite platform. The shows which will be produced and broadcasted in French for the Francophone audience [...]

Israeli broadcaster Yes partners with Synamedia to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency breakthrough

Synamedia, the video software provider has announced that Yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco, Bezeq, is deploying Synamedias end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Yes chose Synamedia as it is the [...]

StarTimes bags UEFA Nations League broadcast rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay television operator StarTimes has secured the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that will begin on 3rd September. StarTimes has seized transmission rights across all media platforms including its self-produced sports channels as well as on StarTimes ON streaming platform in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, apart from South Africa. The Regional Marketing Director of [...]

SuperSport to broadcast LaLiga in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, SuperSport has renewed its exclusive rights to the top two tiers of Spanish football, LaLiga. The South Africa-based pay-TV network’s deal includes all languages except Arabic and French. The agreement will see La Ligas dedicated 24/7 English-language channel, LaLigaTV, made available to subscribers on pay-TVs DStv, which covers the sub-Saharan region. The agreement [...]

MultiChoice partners with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer two ESPN channels on DStv in Africa

MultiChoice collaborates with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer more sports to subscribers across Africa. Two 24-hour ESPN channels will be accessible to DStv customers from 29 July. The channels will provide every major US sport and American leagues National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]

OSN to stream ‘Frozen 2’ exclusively in MENA

OSN is bringing Disneys Frozen 2 to stream exclusively on OSN Movies First and OSN streaming app as from tomorrow. Frozen 2 is ranked as the number one animated movie and will be dubbed in Arabic and will feature Opera Singer Nesma Mahgoub voices Elsa, with Shorouk El Sherif, Alaa Khaled, Hisham El Guindy, Kamal [...]