Category Archives: Broadcasters

Rotana Media Group and Wide Khaliji announced new partnership deal

Rotana Media Group has signed a deal with Arabic Subscription SVOD platform, Wide Khaliji.  This long-term partnership will allow Rotana Media group to expand its Arabic content offering as it continues to deliver on its mission to entertain MENA audiences through Wide Khaliji.  Rotana Media Group’s award-winning TV channels including Rotana Cinema, Rotana Drama, Rotana [...]

Abu Dhabi Media rolls out new Ramadan line-up across its platforms

Abu Dhabi Media has launched a new Ramadan campaign called Hatha Waqtaha across all its media channels. The campaign features 16 exclusive programmes and productions with Emirati, Gulf, and Arab stars. The line-up also includes a variety of Ramadan-themed religious, social, cultural and heritage programs and provides innovative, audience-centric content across audio-visual, print and digital [...]

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority to broadcast over 130 shows during Ramadan

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority has announced its Ramadan line-up of TV and radio shows. With over 137 programs focusing on a wide range of religious, social and entertainment and cultural shows, Sharjah Broadcasting Authority will be the largest and most diverse offering till date. Mohamed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of SBA, said: The carefully crafted content [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]

New FTA Satellite TV, PremiumFree TV to launch in South Africa

PremiumFree, a free-to-air satellite television, is set to launch in South Africa on May 1, 2021, with 18 channels. PremiumFree has been available in West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria) since late 2018, but is now expanding a 25-channel bouquet of free channels to South Africa after it secured transponder space on Intelsats IS20 satellite. Broadcasting [...]

MBC Action to air Extreme E series across MENA

Extreme E, the off-road electric race championship will air across the Middle East region Extreme sports and adventure satellite channel MBC Action will televise all five of the series X Prixs. The off-road electric race championship will air across the Middle East region in English, Arabic and Farsi. Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme [...]

MBC to broadcast third season of Arabic show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ in Middle East

Ahlan Simsim, the award-winning childrens show from the creators of Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street shows around the world, is back on the screens for a third season for children across the Middle East.  Premiered on February 28, the new season follows Basma, Jad, and Mazooza who, along with familiar friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, share relatable [...]