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Local content with global appeal to be created by Saudi Format Lab

Dubai-based content developer, producer and distributor, Arab format lab, has launched the Saudi Format lab an alliance between nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services. Khulud Abu Homos, CEO of Arab Format Lab said, We are teaming up with like-minded Saudi entrepreneurs to create local content with [...]

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 [...]

Intigral launched Jawwy TV app

Dubai-based Intigral announced the launch of Jawwy TV, its OTT streaming service last month. Intigral, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), designed a new box to be rolled out in July 2018. The new HomeBox, which has an integrated OTT element, will feature all of STCs premium content including the Saudi Football [...]

beIN Sports pulls TV channels from du customers in the UAE

beIN Sports, which holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup in the Gulf region, has pulled its channels and packages from du customers in the UAE,the news fell on Saturday. In a tweet, the Dubai-based telecoms operator said it was “temporarily unable to show beIN sports channels and packages due to a [...]

Ooredoo 5G goes live in Kuwait

Ooredoo Kuwait has rolled out 5G Network for its customers in key location of its head office at Soor Street in Kuwait City. Ooredoo Qatar became the first global telecom operator to launch 5G services in the capital city of Doha on a commercial basis. Ooredoo Kuwait CEO Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said, We are [...]

France 24 available in French now in MENA

Arabsat and France Médias Monde have announced the launch of France 24 HD in French exclusively on Arabsat BADR-4, to be broadcast as free-to-air across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the coverage of Arabsat BADR-4. We have come a long way in a short time, as today we are thrilled to announce [...]

MENA anti-piracy coalition closes 18 illegal channels

As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the future of television and digital broadcasting, the MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has announced the closure of more pirate television channels that have been broadcasting content illegally during its annual meeting, held in Dubai this year. With a view to address all forms of piracy, including [...]

Ooredoo Supernet network covers 92% of Oman

The companys 4G network coverage extends to 92% of Omans population. Following the plans rolled in 2017 to successfully deliver 1,000 sites by Q1 of 2018, the company has continued to raise the bar by expanding its 4G upgrades to over 1,100 locations. As part of its plan to transform the digital experience through their Supernet [...]