Category Archives: TV channels / Content

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 [...]

SABC obtains TV broadcast rights for the NBA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), through SABC Sport announced an exciting multiyear television broadcast rights agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA).  As part of the partnership, SABC Sport will air more than 35 games throughout the season, including a Christmas Day game, NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Conference Finals and The Finals, broadcast live [...]

BeIN Sports to kick-off Rugby Autumn Internationals this Saturday

BeIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS will be broadcasting a selection of the very best Rugby Autumn Internationals, live and exclusively across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) from this weekend. This Saturday 30 October, kick-off will commence with a fierce head-to-head from Scotland [...]

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 [...]

SA Government to provide subsidised TV decoder

Qualifying households have been urged to apply for a free government-subsidised decoder (set-top box) at their local post office. During the 2021 state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa must complete the migration to digital broadcast by March 31, 2022. Johan Kruger, Communications Manager at SA Post Office, expressed her [...]

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 [...]

AUB and Canal+ join forces to fight against Television Signal piracy

Television Signal piracy is a real shortfall for the audiovisual industry nowadays. During the African Nations Championship held in Cameroon in January-February 2021, opportunity was given to the African Union of Broadcasting to (re) take stock of satellite and online piracy, during broadcast time. Out of 32 games delivered in 21 days, several were screened [...]