Tag Archives: Middle East

Paramount channel to launch in the Middle East

Paramount channel operated by Viacom International media Networks, is launching in partnership with OSN, a Pay TV service,  a new channel to cover the Middle East. The content will contain classic movie from Paramount such as Pulp fiction or Forrest Gump. The new channel will enjoy the legacy of the studio which is materialized by [...]

YuppTV to bring Zee channels in Middle East

YuppTV, a leading over-the-top (OTT) content providers for South Asian Content, has announced to launch a wide range of Indian broadcaster, Zee Entertainment channels, in the Middle East. YuppTV will offer key Zee channels lincluding Zee TV Middle East, Zee Cinema International, &TV Middle East, Zee Telugu, Zee Bangla Movies, Zee Living, Zee Bangla, Zee [...]

MenaMedia, Eutelsat partner to expand Middle East reach

London-based satellite distribution services provider, MenaMedia, has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the EUTELSAT 7B. The deal will enable MenaMedia to launch a new DTH platform in the Middle East. Teaming up with Eutelsat is an exciting development to our strategic vision at MenaMedia, said Saman Baban, CEO of MenaMedia. [...]

DMI gets Arkena’s digital workflow technology

Middle East and North Africas media organisation and TV broadcaster, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), has contracted Arkena France to provide digital delivery solution. “Arkena is delighted to work alongside DMI in its digital move. It is a major challenge for a MENA broadcaster to automate its content logistics. We intend to create a DMI ecosystem [...]

Eutelsats 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 [...]

OSN strengthens roster with more shows, series

Middle Eastern pay-TV provider, OSN, plans to offer 45 new shows and over 70 new series this year while OSN Movies HD will be bring 50 movies each month including some of the most anticipated blockbusters. In 2014, almost every box office movie premiered on OSN within 3 months of its theatrical release and we screened [...]

ADM, RAI partner for joint production initiatives

Middle East-based broadcaster, Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) has entered a strategic partnership with Italian broadcaster, Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A (RAI), for the transfer of knowledge and best practice in the production of media content. “This MoU is yet another significant milestone in ADM’s mission to build awareness of UAE’s achievements locally, regionally and internationally, and reaffirms [...]

NHK to showcase Super Hi-Vision technology to Middle East

Japanese national broadcaster, NHK, will showcase its latest video technology, Super Hi-Vision, in the Middle East for the very first time during IBC Content Everywhere MENA. The technology features 16-times the resolution of currently available HD TV. The display of Super Hi-Vision complements todays connected environment with a vision of the future where massive, high [...]

SES to launch Astra 2G for broadcast services in MEA

Global satellite operator, SES, has announced that it will launch its Astra 2G satellite on December 28 which will be deployed in geostationary orbit at the 28.2/28.5°E neighbourhood. The satellite will provide next generation broadcast and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The spacecraft carries 62 Ku-band transponders and 4 Ka-band transponders. [...]

Arabsat completes multi-million dollar upgrade for STC

Middle East-based satellite operator, Arabsat, has completed a multi-million dollar upgrade of Saudi telco, STCs satellite hub in Riyadh to provide comprehensive communication services. The multi-million dollars renewal allows reliable communications throughout Arabsat Badr-5, the new-state-of-the-art satellite on 26°E, with extensive footprint which facilitate the operations of STC with high throughput links, said Khalid Balkhayour, [...]