Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Saudi Sports Company rolls out SSC channels and partners with MBC to broadcast sports competitions

The Saudi Sports Company has launched satellite sports channels and sealed a contract with the MBC Group to provide broadcasting services for these channels and to transmit the events of the Saudi competitions (Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup League Saudi Super Cup), for the upcoming [...]

OSN selects Comcast Technology Solutions for its streaming service in MENA

The OSN Streaming App is a direct-to-consumer, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, powered by Comcast Technology Solutions, that enables viewers to watch shows across connected TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets. Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable provides media and entertainment technology to content providers, operators, and advertisers, has announced that its Cloud TV Suite serves the back-end platform [...]

YouTube Shorts now available in the UAE

YouTube has rolled out the beta version of YouTube Shorts, its new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos from mobile phones in the UAE. YouTube Shorts was first announced in September 2020, YouTube has since extended Shorts to 26 countries and will now be accessible across more than 100 countries including countries [...]

ducktv inks distribution agreement with Digital Virgo in Africa and Middle East

Kids TV service ducktv owner Mega Max Media has inked a partnership deal with mobile payments specialist Digital Virgo for distribution of the linear channel on the latters TV networks in Africa and the Middle East. The channel has been rolled out through French service provider and technology company Molotovs OTT service deployed by Digital [...]

Moonbug Entertainment and Etisalat to launch new kids’ entertainment to MENA

Moonbug Entertainment and Etisalat have partnered to bring over 270 episodes of Moonbugs most popular series CoComelon, Blippi and Little Baby Bum to Etisalats kid-focused SVOD platform, e-Junior. Moonbugs content introduces children to universal themes that have proven to transcend across different languages and regions, Nicolas Eglau, the companys managing director EMEA and APAC. Moonbugs [...]

Netflix and Triggerfish to partner on Story Artist Lab in South Africa

Leading South African studio, Triggerfish announced the entries for pan-African Story Artist Lab which is sponsored by Netflix to find talent and upskill the next generation of African animators.  Story artists translate screenplays into animatics, the loose first version of the movie that then shapes every step of animation that follows, says Tendayi Nyeke, Triggerfishs [...]

BritBox to be available soon in South Africa

Last year, BritBox stated that they are planning a global roll-out which would see the platform be available in up to 25 new countries. Fans of shows like Father Brown, Fawlty Towers and Poldark will be able to enjoy pretty soon with the new streaming service, BritBox, coming to South Africa. When in South Africa, [...]

Diamond and Zari to premiere on Netflix’ reality show “Young, Famous & African”

Tanzanian singer Naseeb Ali Juma, commonly known as Diamond Platnumz alongside Zari Hassan will make an appearance on Netflix. The former power couple of the African entertainment scene has bagged a deal for a docu-reality series, Young, Famous & African with Netflix South Africa. The separated couple made the huge announcements through their respective social [...]

Disney EMEA to launch two African series in MENA

Disney EMEA announced the launch of two new African series, the sci-fi anthology series Kizazi Moto: Generation of Fire, a 10-part collection of original films that will premiere on the streaming service in 2022 and a musical kids show titled Kiff from South Africa. Michael Paull, President, Disney+ and ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company, added: [...]