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The first Sino-Arabic satellite channel to hit the UAE

A Dubai-based Chinese TV channel will bridge China and the UAE by dubbing all their programs in Arabic. China-Arab TV was founded in 2014 and has been targeting targeted Middle Eastern viewers through Arabic-speaking hosts or the use of subtitles. The channel describes itself as the first and only Sino-Arabic satellite television channel in the [...]

BeIn Sports unblocked in the UAE

BeIn Sports, the Qatari Channel is back in Dubai. The channel has been blocked for more than a month in the country due to the on-going rift between Qatar and surrounding countries. For some of the fans, the news is welcome with a relief as BeIN Sports is the only way of watching sporting events [...]

Football Fans having to look for alternatives following BeIn Sports block in the UAE

In the midst of the current diplomatic issues with Qatar, access to the beIN Sports TV has been obstructed by local UAE providers. Fans expecting the start of the English Premier League season next month will need to find other ways to watch the matches, the kick-off announced for August 12.  BeIN holds the exclusive [...]

Etisalat’s E-Vision to distribute MBC channels in UAE

E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat signed deal with MBC Group for the exclusive rights to distribute MBC channels in the UAE. Under this agreement, E-vision further empowers Etisalats eLife with more TV channels and programmes from the region. eLife will be offering two additional channels from MBC, namely MBC+ Variety and MBC+ Drama [...]

OSN brings ‘Fast & Furious’ pop-up channel on Ooredoo TV

OSN, the pay-TV platform based in Middle East, is treating its viewers with a new pop-up channel for the Fast & Furious saga on Ooredoo TV. The channel will be available up to the Ooredoo TV customers up to April 8, this year. The collection will be accessible on OSN Movies HD Fast & Furious, [...]

SuperSport and OSN to broadcast the IPL 2017

SuperSport, the South African broadcasting giant and Dubai-based OSN, are bringing the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket competition to their viewers. The screening will kick off on April 5 and will be live. Ten venues will be welcoming the 60 cricket matches to be played. The competition will last for 47 days and will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kuwait TV ups with Al-Qurain TV

Kuwait TV (KTV), the countrys public broadcaster and part of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, has revealed about the launching of Al-Qurain TV channel, a free-to-air (FTA) high-definition (HD) channel which is hosted by Eutelsat 8 West B satellite. Al-Qurain TV offers vintage Kuwaiti series and programmes. It is a heritage-based channel. Proffering its audience [...]