Monthly Archives: April 2018

Altice acquires rights to broadcast MLB games in Dominican Republic

Altice Dominicana has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to broadcast all the games on free-to-air and pay TV. According to Rafael Pérez, representative of MLB in the country, “the Dominican Republic has the largest number of active MLB players outside the United States than in any other territory, therefore it has one [...]

Altice obtiene los derechos de la Liga de Béisbol en República Dominicana

Altice Dominicana concretó un acuerdo con la Major League Baseball (MLB) y adquirió los derechos de transmisión de todos los juegos de las grandes ligas en TV abierta y paga. De acuerdo con Rafael Pérez, representante de MLB en el país, la República Dominicana tiene la mayor cantidad de jugadores de Grandes Ligas activos fuera [...]

Viu partners with Zain in MENA

Viu is a leading OTT Video service by PCCW and Vuclip available in 15 markets partnered with Zain, the leading mobile network operator in Kuwait. Zain announced the availability of Viu to its customers. Viu will now be available to consumers through a carrier billing partnership with Zains managed service provider SLA Digital. With this [...]

BBC Earth Launched across the MENA region through beIN

The Middle East and North Africa region will be having the factual channel BBC Earth through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5.The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At the same [...]

Larry Madowo now BBC Africa Business Editor

Former NTV news anchor Larry Madowo is reportedly headed to British national broadcaster BBC, where he will be in charge of business news coverage in Africa. This news comes days after his resignation from Nation Media Group, where he worked for close to a decade. Madowo will allegedly have his office at the new BBC [...]

KPL on MediaPro offers

Kenyan Premier League Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda has defended the decision to reject a rights broadcast deal offered by Chinese broadcaster Star Times and KPLs involvement with MediaPro to produce premier league matches. Oguda clarified that the Free-to-Air model was meant to increase fan base and in essence create stronger KPL brand that sponsors [...]

beIN Media Group wins the rights to broadcast VIVO Indian Premier League across the MENA

Under the five-year deal, Star India has awarded the television & digital rights to beIN who will screen the upcoming 2018 VIVO IPL competition, together with the proceeding four editions of the tournament until 2022. The announcement sees a further strengthening of beINs burgeoning global cricket portfolio, following long term rights agreements signed in 2017 with [...]