Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Showmax to stream Real Housewives of Lagos

The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) is set to be the first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. This also marks the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa. RHOL will build on [...]

Manga Productions joins forces with MBC to stream ‘The Journey’ in MENA

Manga Production Company, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salmans MiSK Foundations affiliate, announced the signing of an agreement with MBC Group. As per the deal, the Saudi-Japanese movie titled The Journey will stream on the latters video on-demand platform, Shahid VIP, as from October 1, 2021. It was agreed that the film will be available in [...]

OSN to live-stream the Emmy Awards 2021

OSN will exclusively broadcast the 73rd edition of the Emmy Awards in the region, at the same time, as the event. OSN subscribers in the MENA region can have access to pre-ceremony on OSN Series First, starting at 01:00 AM KSA and the red-carpet entrances on September 20 at 02:00 AM KSA. The event will [...]

Amazon and Anghami partner for exclusive offer in Saudi Arabia & UAE

Amazon and Anghami announced a partnership that allows Amazon Prime members in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to enjoy an exclusive six-months free offer on Anghami Plus, Anghamis premium paid tier, with their Prime membership. Delivering the ultimate music experience from Anghami, the regions leading music streaming service, Prime members in Saudi Arabia and the [...]

Showmax launches new original documentary on lockdown

Showmax announced on September 8 2021 via Twitter, the imminent release of the documentary titled United Apart SA – Lockdown Remembered. The feature marks the first documentary which aims to look at an aspect of the current status quo in the country. United Apart SA – Lockdown Remembered is a deep dive into South Africa’s [...]

Shahid VIP to broadcast sci-fi drama series ‘Hell’s Gate’

Shahid VIP will air the Arab Worlds first Arabic language sci-fi drama series on September 12 as the film and media industry in the Arab World looks to broaden its scope. Entitled Hells Gate, the sci-fi production features a stellar cast from the Middle East and beyond. Set in Beirut in the year 2052, the [...]

OSN inks deal with ThinkAnalytics for personalised user experience in Arabic

OSN has partenered with Think360 from ThinkAnalytics to provide subscribers with a personalised user experience in Arabic, including enhanced recommendations and sophisticated search engine. OSN selected Think360 as a partner because of its breadth of personalisation capabilities, support for multiple languages including Arabic for search, recommendations and content intelligence, plus speed to market. The streaming [...]

TVA and UniqCast partner to launch GloTV in Nigeria

TV Anywhere Africa (TVA), an emerging media-technology company and leading mobile network operator in Nigeria, Globacom, have partnered to launch GloTV in Nigeria. Glo TV is an OTT platform that brings engaging, interactive and premium entertainment content to its subscribers through a rich bouquet of offerings including hundreds of live entertainment programs, music, documentaries, news, [...]