Mid East & Africa

BeIN Media adds new VOD services and channels

beIN on demandQatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has added multiple on-demand service and seven new channels to its offering.

The video-on-demand services include a Box Office channel that will showcase Hollywood movies and include subscription and transactional options. BeIN said it would also offer comprehensive catch-up TV functionality.

The operator has on-demand deals in place with studios including Sony, Warner and Disney to make titles including The Amazing Spiderman, Moana, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Puertoricans in Paris, Passengers, Inferno and Doctor Strange available to its customers.

BeIN is also making sports content, including archive matches and documentaries available on-demand. Kids content from suppliers including Dreamworks, Jeem and Baraem is also available.

Subscribers to BeIN Media’s Complete, Elite and Elite Duo packages will be able to access VOD services as part of their current subscription.

To promote the on-demand service, the pay TV company is offering a US$20 credit to subscribers that can be used to buy VOD content.

In addition to VOD, BeIN has also added an electronic sell-through services to its offering, enabling subscribers to buy and keep content.

The pay TV outfit has also added seven new channels to its offering.

These include Fox Action Movies HD, Fox Family Movies HD and FX HD from Fox International.

Other channels include female-focused cooking channel BeIN Gourmet and news services Euronews and TRT World.

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