Front Row and beIN MEDIA GROUP extend deal in MENA

BeIN MEDIA GROUP has extended its multi-year deal with indie film distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment, strengthening first pay and Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) windows for independent feature films across the Middle East and North African territories.

The deal will enable Front Row’s English-language feature films such as Ana Todd’s After series adaptation; Sean Penn’s Flag Day; 2021’s Oscar contender The Father (which also opened this year’s Cairo International Film Festival); Sia’s directorial debut Music; the action-packed The Marksman; and Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter among other premium titles premiering exclusively in the MENA on BeIN’s movie channels and on the platform’s OTT service, beIN Connect.

The Acting CEO of beIN MENA, Mohammad Al-Subaie, said, “We are excited about extending our partnership with Front Row Filmed Entertainment as we continue to cater to an audience looking for thought-provoking and critically acclaimed movies. The partnership renewal is a testament to our commitment to offer a complete spectrum of entertainment programs through valuable entities such as Front Row Filmed Entertainment, who continue to innovate in an ever-changing entertainment landscape.”

The CEO of Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Gianluca Chakra, commented, “We are pleased that our feature films will have a home on beIN’s channels in the MENA and look forward to continuing our close relationship with the beIN team in servicing and expanding their already vast and loyal audience while continuing our search for untapped audiences across the region through innovative acquisitions.”