Category Archives: TV channels / Content

The Real Housewives of Dubai to debut in 2022

NBCUniversal’s Bravo pay-TV channel has commissioned The Real Housewives of Dubai as the 11th city in the Real Housewives reality series franchise. While The Real Housewives series format has been sold around the world and adapted into various local versions by local channels like MultiChoice and M-Net’s The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real [...]

DStv plans to surpass Netflix and Disney+ in South Africa

Multichoice group is planning to launch its own unique offerings to go toe-to-toe with streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+. To recall, Multichoice owns DStv, which offers both dish-satellite and streaming options focusing on more traditional television content, including news and live sports. It also owns Showmax, which is a streaming-only service. Calvo Mawela, [...]

beIN SPORTS acquires exclusive rights of CAF Women’s Champions League

beIN MEDIA GROUP (beIN) has continued the expansion of its womens sports rights portfolio globally with the acquisition of exclusive rights to the inaugural CAF Womens Champions League across 37 territories spanning the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Asia-Pacific and North America. beINs flagship sports network, beIN SPORTS, will broadcast the womens competition across [...]

Shahid VIP partners with PUBG Mobile in MENA

Shahid VIP and PUBG Mobile, a multi-player video game, are exploring synergies in a first-of-its-kind partnership in the MENA region. Previously, PUBG has also partnered with pay-TV network OSN, in which players of PUBG Mobile secured exclusive opportunities to access OSN Streaming Apps premium entertainment and original content. The deal is set to see players [...]

Shahid unveils new user interface in French

Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform, has announced that it will be now available in French, marking the third version of its user interface. Aimed at French-speaking users from territories including North Africa, Europe, Canada, and the Levant, the brand-new French interface comes with a host of features similar to those available in Arabic and English. [...]

OSN to bring Turkish series exclusively on its streaming app

OSN announced that its streaming app will bring Turkish dramas across a wide range of genres, including crime thrillers, romance, action, and more.    Darine ElKhatib, Senior Vice President of Arabic Services & Original Production at OSN, commented on the release saying: The Turkish TV genre has delivered some of the Middle Easts most compelling shows, [...]

Mad Solutions acquired distribution rights of feature film ‘Angeliena’

Mad Solutions acquired the distribution rights of South African feature film Angeliena by director/producer Uga Carlini. In October, Netflix launched Angeliena on its streaming service worldwide. Set in modern-day, post-apartheid South Africa, a local hospitals much-loved parking attendant, Angeliena, dares to put her lifelong dream of travelling the world into motion, when she is diagnosed [...]

NBA and beIN MEDIA GROUP announced partnership extension in MENA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group, today announced a multiyear extension of their existing broadcast and digital partnership that will see beIN SPORTS air more than 400 live NBA games each season in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).   The renewal builds on beIN SPORTS [...]