Category Archives: -News MENA

YES and BBC First bring content from ITV studios in the Middle East

ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the worldwide programme distributor, has acquired a raft of sales for new dramas for the Middle East, as well as for the Europe regions. The satellite broadcaster in Israel, YES, has acquired the drama series, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen, for the Middle East region. The series is an 8.5-hour series [...]

Endemol Shine collaborates with IMAGIC in middle east

Endemol Shine, the global content production house, has signed the deal with IMAGIC, in the Middle East region. The content house is shifting gears towards local format distribution and licensing business. From now on, IMAGIC will produce adaptations of non-scripted formats from Endemol Shine across the named region. Access to Endemol Shines global library of [...]

STARZ Play Arabia ups with NBCUniversal International deal

STARZ Play Arabia, the MENA-based video streaming service for premium TV channel Starz, has tied up with NBCUniversal International Distribution. Popular TV box sets, U.S series and movies from the media and entertainment company, will be added to Starz Plays service in the Middle East North African region. Subscribers of Starz Play will be served [...]

OSN partners Mega Max Media and Magmedia International to launch OSN Kids Zone

OSN, the Dubai-based broadcaster, has partnered Mega Max Media and Magmedia International to introduce a new channel, OSN Kids Zone. It will target a young audience aged between two to eight, with kids content like Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, Transformers Rescue Bots, Heroes of the City and My Little Pony. Aired with Arabic [...]

E’shailSat to broadcast in 4K in MENA

EshailSat, the satellite company of Qatar, is all in to boost its content portfolio in Ultra High Definition (UDH) for its broadcasting client. Showcasing Live transmission of UHD channel with the EshailSat satellite, the company uses technologies like HEVC encoding and DVB-S2X modulation. It also provides 4K UHD services for news and sports channels that [...]

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]

My-HD opts for Conax cloud-based content protection

My-HD, the ultra-low Direct to Home (DTH) pay-TV platform, has selected Conax, the worldwide content security provider for its cloud-based content protection solution. The news has been declared by Conax and this new development will assist in the future expansion of the platform in the Middle East and North Africa. Daily operations will be simplified [...]

Eutelsat’s App expands with free-to-air channels

The mobile programming guide (EPG) of Eutelsat Communications, Sat.TV, is further expanding its activities with the addition of free-to-air channels. They will be broadcasted from 7/8o West neighbourhood. With Sat.TV, Middle East and North African viewers will now be able to browse through the program schedules of around 400 free-to-air channels. They also have the [...]

Yahlive to introduce new DTH satellite platform in Middle East

Yahlive, the satellite operator in Dubai has teamed up with Entertainment Reality TV Hub (EARTH) to introduce a new DTH satellite platform in the Middle East. The new platform will be targeting five migrant groups including those from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Filipines, residing in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The [...]