Category Archives: OTT / VOD

StarzPlay launched the first spinoff of Starz Original ‘Power’ exclusively in MENA

StarzPlay has aired the first of the four planned spinoffs of Starz Original drama series Power exclusively in the MENA region. Titled Power Book II: Ghost, the crime-drama was broadcasted exclusively on September 7. StarzPlay will air every new episode of the show on a weekly basis, the same time as it airs in the US. The popular series Power wrapped [...]

StarTimes to air Canadian Premier League 2020 to the African audience

MEDIAPRO Canada has inked a distribution agreement with StarTimes for the broadcast of the Canadian Premier Leagues Island Games tournament currently taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. StarTimes will air seven first-round CPL games, the six playoff matches and the grand final on its ST Sports Life channel accessible on the StarTimes satellite and [...]

ViacomCBS Networks International collaborates with OSN to roll out Paramount+ in MENA

ViacomCBS Networks International and OSN, the entertainment network has rolled out Paramount+, a premium streaming service that offers content from ViacomCBS brands, including Paramount Channel, Comedy Central, MTV and ViacomCBS International Studios and third parties.  Paramount+ will be accessible in MENA only on OSN streaming app and OSN Live TV from September 1st, the service [...]

OSN to broadcast 22 Emmy-nominated series and movies in MENA

OSN will air 22 Emmy-nominated series and movies in the Middle East in September, ahead of the Emmy Awards 2020. Live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian will be airing on OSNs streaming app, secured 15 Emmy nominations. The HBO sci-fi series Westworld, satire news and talk show Last Week Tonight, and comedy-drama Insecure, obtained 11, nine and eight nominations [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]

Audiomack extends its reach in Africa

According to Billboard, free music streaming service Audiomack is extending its operations in Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. The service is already accessible in all 54 countries on the continent, and is the No. 1 free music app, the No. 6 free app overall, after Facebooks suite of apps and Snapchat [...]

FC Barcelona launches its new OTT, Barça TV+, internationally

FC Barcelona announced last week the launch of Barça TV+, its new SVOD OTT, already available globally, also in Latin America, through its web version and mobile app. As reported by the club, the platforms catalog includes more than a thousand hours of content and more than 3 thousand videos to access on demand. All [...]

New African OTT platform Kwa Films now available worldwide

Kwa Films is a new OTT platform made in Reunion. This uncommon niche VOD service is available all over the world at www.kwafilms.com. It offers a flexible possibility to unlimited streaming on all screens through rental or subscription.  From a tiny volcanic island, Kwa Films think big. The platform is an invitation to indulge into [...]

Huawei Video rolls out new Ramadan series in the UAE, Saudi Arabia & Egypt

Huawei Video platform will launch six new series for Ramadan to consolidate its Video-on-Demand (VOD) service in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This launch has been done in partnership with the Home plus Network. The new shows, being available on an AVOD basis, include Arabic and global content on the Huawei Video streaming service [...]

OSN and Intigral ink multi-year agreement

OSN has inked a multi-year deal with Intigral, for its flagship home and OTT service, Jawwy TV. The new partnership sees Intigral seize first access to OSNs new general entertainment channel OSN Mix. This brand-new initiative aims to provide viewers a unique window into OSNs world of Entertainment featuring a curated selection of OSNs best [...]