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PBS Sports launched to compete with BEIN Sports

Saudi-Arabia, in partnership with Egypt is launching its own TV network, PBS Sports, to bring down the Qatari monopoly of the entertainment television, BEIN Sports. PBS Sports groups will launch 11 channels and will be broadcasted in the region and internationally. Available on Nilesat, PBS Sport would not be encrypted and will be available for [...]

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 [...]

Saudi Telecom goes for live HD TV Broadcast Network

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the Saudi-Arabia based telecommunications company, is partnering with Net Insight, the media transport and resource scheduling service provider. With the latters Saudi partner, Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight will provide modern broadcast media network. This will result in STC creating new and very efficient workflows with the broadcast [...]

du teams up with Cartoon Network Arabic for online platform

du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is partnering with Cartoon Network Arabia for the introduction of the channels Young Programmers campaign. It will be an online platform allowing young children and early teens access to online coding. Samer Geissah, Vice President Innovation, du: Contributing to educational programs is a big part of dus initiative to help [...]

OSN Ya Hala International bags exclusive rights of Egyptian premier League (EPL) for Africa

Arab football fans residing the Africa will be thrilled. OSN Ya Hala International, the Pan Arab television channel, has bagged the exclusive rights for the distribution of the Egyptian Premier League (EPL) for the African continent. Live actions and analysis of the EPL will be accessible in collaboration with important operators in specific regions. Elie [...]

Iflix reaps $90M following investment from Liberty Global and Zain

Iflix, the Asian subscription video-on-demand service, has roped in 90 million USD from investment by PCCWs Liberty Global and Zain (Kuwait-based mobile operator), which recently made the platform available in the Middle East North Africa. Additional capital from Sky, Catcha Group and EMC was also secured by Iflix. Liberty Globals chief programming officer, Bruce Mann, [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]