Category Archives: OTT / VOD

SAWA & SES partner to launch new video platform

SAWA Rights Management (SAWA), a strategic service provider to the MENA pay-TV industry, has concluded a multi-year agreement with SES to deliver TV channels to commercial properties. Under it, SAWA will utilise MonacoSAT, a satellite located at 52 degrees East, to broadcast the first 14 channels that are licensed by leading regional and international providers [...]

StarzPlay brings Indian entertainment channels to MENA

StarzPlay, the SVOD platform, has signed a deal with India-based Star TV network to bring six of its entertainment channels on its platform. With this deal, StarzPlay will foray into the South Asian entertainment segment with plans to further expand this entertainment space. The streaming platform has now introduced an all-new dedicated South Asian entertainment [...]

Abu Dhabi Media unveiled Majid Universe app

State broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has expanded the distribution of its childrens brand Majid with the launch of Majid Universe, an app that takes some of the Arab regions favourite cartoon characters to the digital age. Available on iOS and Android devices and Apple TV, via monthly and annual subscriptions, the Majid Universe app will [...]

Intigral inks deal with Etisalat in Egypt

Intigral has forged a new strategic partnership with Etisalat Egypt to offer viewers free access to Jawwy TVs library of on-demand shows and live TV channels. The offer is available exclusively to customers subscribed to any of Etisalat Egypts Emerald packages which enable them to unlock and automatically stream programming on Jawwy TV. In addition [...]

MultiChoice unveiled new offerings in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria has unveiled a lineup of new shows, series and other content offerings coming to its DStv, GOtv and Showmax platforms ahead of the festive season and well into 2022. MultiChoice Nigerias Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, Busola Tejumola talked about the new shows coming to Africa Magic Showcase, Urban and Family, [...]

Netflix to release South African movie ‘Happiness Ever After’

Happiness Ever After is a romantic and drama-filled Netflix film that tackles sisterhood and friendship. The movie is directed by Thabang Moleya. Originally in English, Happiness Ever After is written by Ayanda Halimana and produced by Bongiwe Selane and NetflixSter-Kinekor Pictures. Originating from South Africa, this film is expected to be released later in 2021 [...]

Showmax to debut Multicam Viewing Experience this Sunday

This Sunday, Showmax will introduce a multicam-feed viewing experience for football fans who will be watching the highly-anticipated El Clasico (Barcelona vs Real Madrid). With this feed, users will be able to view the game from multiple angles while also getting the games stats and info. The on-demand entertainment service provider calls this the ultimate [...]