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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 [...]

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 [...]

Sony Pictures renews OSN agreement in UAE

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN has renewed and extended its links with Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) for transmission rights over the MENA region. SPNs agreement sees its channels Sony Entertainment Television, Sony MAX, Sony MIX and Sony SAB TV extended to include OSNs south-Asian Pehla bouquet and now in HD. As part of the renewed [...]

Bloomberg TV brings Daybreak Franchise to the Middle East

Bloombergs flagship global morning series Daybreak airs from Hong Kong, London, New York, and Sydney and will soon hit Dubai. Bloomberg TV has announced the launch of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East. The program will air weekdays at 8 a.m. in the United Arab Emirates, and will originate from the networks studio in the Dubai International [...]

Israel to broadcast World Cup Russia 2018 in Arabic

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority obtained the rights to broadcast the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time in exchange for a 6.3 million payment. The ministry noted that Arabic language-speaking commentators will introduce the matches on the Israeli TV channel Makan. Football fans in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, West Bank will see the matches [...]