Category Archives: TV channels / Content

‘Race to the Centre of the Earth’ to debut on National Geographic in UAE

The production team behind this extreme non-elimination competition spent six months on rigorous prep work and scouting hundreds of locations covering more than 56,000 kilometres around the globe. The 12 daring individuals are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime in National Geographics Race to the Center of the Earth. The seven-part series will [...]

DirecTV expands its Spanish-language content catalog in Puerto Rico with HITN TV

US channel Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN TV), whose programming focuses on educational content in Spanish, announced that it has came to terms with DirecTV to join the DTH grid in Puerto Rico, where it is available from last March 1st, on channel 764, as well as through the channel’s OTT, HITN GO. We [...]

Pope Francis documentary to be available in UAE

A documentary about Pope Francis will make its MENA debut on Starzplay on April 1, ahead of Easter. In January, Francesco was acquired globally by discovery+. Francesco, a film by Oscar-nominated director and producer Evgeny Afineevsky, gives audiences an intimate look at the head of the Catholic church and global leader. Topics that will be addressed include climate change, [...]

Televisa denies a possible merger with Univision

After several informations reporting a possible merger between Grupo Televisa and Univision Communications, the Mexican firm informed through a press release that the information is wrong. As reported by Televisa, the company is aware of certain press reports about a possible operation with Univision, although it pointed out that these are not true. We are [...]

Documentary on AlUla to be available exclusively on Discovery channel in MENA

Discovery Channel takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of the important discoveries of modern history as expert teams uncover clues that reposition the global understanding and significance of ancient Arabia in a new one-off documentary The Architects of Ancient Arabia. The Architects of Ancient Arabia will air exclusively on Discovery Channel in the MENA region, on March [...]

Globo cancels its fiction productions until April due to the pandemic worsening in Brazil

Brazilian company Globo has recently announced its decision to cancel all its fictions filming processes, with the aim of initially resuming them on April 4th. As reported from different specialized websites, the measure was taken due to the worsening of the Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. In relation to the worsening of the pandemic crisis and [...]

Discovery and beIN extend long-standing MENA broadcast partnership

Discovery Inc., the global leader in real-life entertainment, and beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, today announced that they will continue their longstanding partnership across the Middle East and North Africa. Since first partnering in 2016, Discoverys agreement with beIN has seen factual entertainment fans enjoy Discoverys much-loved content from HGTV, Food [...]

Pulse to expand in Uganda and Ivory Coast

Pulse, Africas leading innovative media company, has announced a new way to inform & engage young audiences, whilst providing marketing & media production services with its young, innovative team. Pulse aims to extend on news platforms and social channels with local versions in Uganda and Ivory Coast to resonate with the young, digitally-savvy population there. [...]

Netflix and NFVF to fund South African movies

Netflix and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have announced a R28-million partnership to fund the production of South African micro-budget feature films. The agreement will see both partners contributing R14 million each in support of the production of local films, which will include exclusive debuts on Netflix. The partnership will see 6 local [...]