Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Etisalat & STARZPLAY to live-stream ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in MENA

Etisalat has secured the rights from Star TV Network to broadcast the ICC Mens T20 World Cup across the MENA region. It has partnered with the SVOD platform STARZPLAY to ensure wider availability throughout MENA. The broadcast rights for the MENA region belong exclusively to Etisalat and the partnership with STARZPLAY will give cricket fans [...]

Talpa Concepts teams up with Blue Engine Studios in MENA

Netherlands-based TV content development company Talpa Concepts and Dubai-based Blue Engine Studios (BES) have teamed up to launch the formats from the Talpa catalogue in the MENA region. The company plans to target pan-Arab media and the expanding OTT market. Under this deal, Blue Engine Studios has secured exclusive access to catalogues, such as Avastars, [...]

BeIN Sports to live-stream UEFA Women’s Champions League in MENA

BeIN Sports will exclusively live-stream the UEFA Womens Champions League for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The league is set to take place from October 5 until May 22, 2022. The UEFA Womens Champions League is part of beINs womens sports portfolio and its wider beINSPIRED corporate commitment, in [...]

StarzPlay’s reality show ‘Say Yes to the Dress Arabia’ began shooting in UAE

StarzPlay and Discovery have announced the filming for the reality show Say Yes to the Dress Arabia that kickstarted in Dubai. Say Yes to the Dress Arabia is set to air in Q1 2022, exclusively on StarzPlay. Lebanese stylist and beauty consultant Khalil Zein will host the Arabian edition of Say Yes to the Dress, [...]

Analyzing Netflix’s attempts to tap the African market

According to Dataxis latest research, Showmax and Netflix are the dominant players in the SVOD market with a market share of 31.6% and 29.7% of subscribers respectively. The recent launch of a free offer in Kenya illustrates the change in Netflixs strategy to address the African markets peculiarities. On the other hand, Apple TV and [...]

Jawwy TV launched in Oman in partnership with Omantel and Ooreedoo

Intigral announced the launch of its flagship OTT platform Jawwy TV in Sultanate of Oman through strategic partnerships with telecommunication operators Omantel and Ooredoo. The launch is marked by offers available through various payment methods, where weekly and monthly Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) subscribers of Omantel and Ooredoo, will be able to select either seven [...]

beIN SPORTS to exclusively broadcast the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021

beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS will exclusively broadcast the FIBA Womens Asia Cup 2021 to its viewers across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Set to take place in Jordan from September 27 until October 3 2021, the FIBA Womens [...]

STARZPLAY announced crime-action drama titled ‘Karachi Division’

STARZPLAY has announced its latest Original production titled Karachi Division. It follows the story of two rival gang leaders at war for complete domination and control over Karachi by any means necessary, even if it means bringing the city and its people to their knees. The show is dubbed in Arabic and is also available [...]

DStv partners with MTN to launch internet service in South Africa

MultiChoice Group has launched a fixed-wireless Internet access service called DStv Internet in South Africa offering three data packages designed for streaming media. The service is aimed at consumers who do not have access to fibre services. According to Multichoice, DStv Internet is a fixed-wireless-access service, meaning that customers can now get connected to the [...]