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YouTube Shorts now available in the UAE

YouTube has rolled out the beta version of YouTube Shorts, its new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos from mobile phones in the UAE. YouTube Shorts was first announced in September 2020, YouTube has since extended Shorts to 26 countries and will now be accessible across more than 100 countries including countries [...]

Lupita Nyongo teams up with new start-up, Kukua, to bring new YouTube Original kids’ content to Kenya

Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyongo has partnered with new media and tech start-up, Kukua to bring the franchise, Super Sema, a new YouTube Original kids and family program. Super Sema will debut the first eight-episodes on March 8 and will mark Africas first animated kid superhero series. The remaining 12 episodes will be released from March [...]

YouTube rolls out its music and subscription-based video streaming platforms in Egypt

YouTube launched its music streaming service YouTube Music and its subscription-based video platform YouTube Premium in Egypt. The Head of Music Partnerships MENA of YouTube, Liliana Abu Dalo, said, Were proud that Egypts rich musical heritage has a home on YouTube and we are excited about bringing it closer to our users with YouTube Music. [...]

Arabic Cartoon series hits over 500m views on Youtube

Bidaya Media, the creator of the animated comedy and action series, “Mansour”, has announced that the official YouTube Channel of the series surpassed one million subscribers, with over 500 million cumulative views since the launch of the channel. “Mansour” is the first original Arabic TV cartoon series to have reached significant scale, measured by viewership [...]

Lockdown season 5 to air exclusively on Showmax and YouTube

The first three episodes of Season 5 of Lockdown are now streaming only on Showmax, with two more episodes launching every Thursday. The first episode of Season 5 is also available on YouTube.  Notorious for its cliff-hangers and emotional rollercoasters, Lockdown takes viewers into the daily battle for survival in the cells and offices of [...]

Nigerian animated film ‘Malika: Warrior Queen’’ is now available on YouTube

The Nigerian animated film produced by Anthill Studios and YouNeek Studios, Malika: Warrior Queen is now available on YouTube. The animated film is a historical imaginary epic delivered in an African setting, written and directed by Roye Okupe. The film debuted at the Lagos Comic-Con last month and will be available at the African International [...]

YouTube rolls out music streaming service in MENA

YouTube has introduced its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa market. The YouTube music streaming services will firstly be accessible in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon and Oman. The company is providing two services YouTube Music offers a music streaming application from 5.44 USD (Dh19.99) per month and [...]