Tag Archives: MENA

Hollywood to fight MENA piracy

International studios including Fox, Sony, Universal, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros have stepped in to take legal action against piracy in the Middle East and North Africa to which the MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition have agreed to share information and initiate legal action against pirates. The Anti-Piracy Coalition held its fourth meeting [...]

Qatari channel Al Araby launches across MENA

Qatar- based free-to-air satellite television channel, Al Araby TV Network, has launched across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from its base in London. Al Araby TV will be broadcast on NileSat with the frequency 10815 and in high definition (HD) on Es’hailSat 1 at 25.5° East with frequency 11142. Al Araby TV is [...]

du, Akamai to enhance Selevision’s digital content delivery across MENA

Saudi Arabian digital entertainment services provider, Selevision, has selected du and Akamai Technologies for their content delivery services to support over-the-top delivery of its channels throughout the MENA region. dus broadcasting services division will provide Content Delivery Network (CDN) services from Akamai to Selevision, thereby ensuring consistent quality of experience for their subscribers in the [...]

Eutelsat’s DTH outreach in MENA doubles

European satellite fleet operator, Eutelsat Communications, has revealed in its research that its Direct-to-Home (DTH) base in Middle East and North Africa has nearly doubled. Eutelsats 7/8° West neighbourhood (shared with Nilesat) in MENA region has seen its DTH base rise to 52 million in 2014 from 27million homes in 2010, with an offer of [...]

Physique TV partners Super Sports

Middle East and North Africas (MENA) first 24-hour HD channel dedicated to fitness and health, Physique TV, has signed a media partnership deal with Dubai-based SuperSport to aid the growth of sports and healthy lifestyles in the country. We are proud to announce this co-operation, which will create new opportunities for both our companies, who [...]

Physique TV to broadcast ONE Fighting Championship live across MENA

Middle East and North Africas (MENA) first 24-hour HD channel dedicated to fitness and health, Physique TV, will exclusively broadcast ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) live from Beijing on December 19, as a part of a two-year agreement signed in August this year. Physique TV is delighted to bring yet again another electrifying live ONE [...]

OSN acquires Marry Me rights for MENA

Middle Eastern pay-TV provider, OSN, has acquired the rights of American romantic comedy series, Marry Me, from Sony Pictures Television for Middle East and North Africa. The series will premiere across 20 territories early next year on OSN First Comedy HD network. Sony also sold the rights of this series in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, [...]

icflix brings Red Arrow drama to MENA

Dubai-based online streaming service, icflix, has acquired the rights of international TV program distributor, Red Arrow Internationals Norway-set crime comedy-drama, Lilyhammer, which will be aired in 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Lilyhammer is an exceptional series with international appeal and we are positive that our members across MENA will enjoy it [...]

MENA to witness 61 million satellite users end-2018

There will be a total of 60.9 million satellite TV users across the Arabic-speaking nations of Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region by end-2018, with FTA households accounting for 87.5% of the total. According to the latest forecasts published by Dataxis, digital satellite pay-TV users will rise 83.1% from 4.13 million end-2013 to 7.6 [...]