Mid East & Africa

Pay TV passes the five million mark in MENA region

ihs markit

The Middle East and North African pay TV market experienced “rapid growth” last year, with the number of pay TV households passing five million for… Read more

BeIN Media digital chief leaving

Olivier Dufour

BeIN Media’s director of digital, Olivier Dufour, is leaving the company after five years to return to independent consultancy. “I am leaving #beIN after 5… Read more

BBC Worldwide strikes Africa SVOD deal with Iflix


BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of programmes including Top Gear and Luther to African Netflix rival iflix. The deal, the first between the commercial… Read more

OSN launches kids channel with Mega Max Media


Middle East pay TV provider OSN has launched a new kids channel, OSN Kids Zone, in partnership with Mega Max Media and Middle East distributor… Read more

Trace taps Simplestream for OTT TV service

Olivier Laouchez

Modern Times Group-owned media group Trace has tapped technology outfit Simplestream to provide its cloud TV platform for its new subscription video-on-demand service Trace Play.… Read more

Ooredoo Oman taps Netgem for multiscreen TV

Sylvain Thevenot

Middle East service provider Ooredoo Oman has tapped TV technology outfit Netgem to provide a new multiscreen TV service. The deal is Netgem’s first in… Read more

Eutelsat extends functionality of TV guide in Middle East

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Eutelsat has expanded its Sat.tv mobile programming guide to include free-to-air channels broadcasting from its 7/8° West position. Sat.tv was launched in April 2016, targeting… Read more

My-HD taps Conax for service-based content security


Middle East-based pay TV outfit My-HD has tapped Conax to provide cloud-based content security for its service in the MENA region. Dubai-based My-HD Media is… Read more

New DTH platform for migrant groups in Middle East

The signing ceremony between Yahlive and EARTH at CABSAT 2017

Pakistan-based outfit Entertainment Reality TV Hub (EARTH) has teamed up with satellite platform Yahlive to launch a new DTH satellite service to serve five migrant… Read more

HorizonSAT taps Irdeto for new MENA DTH service

HTV Pinoy HorizonTV

Satellite service provider HorizonSAT has tapped Irdeto to provide content security for a new pay TV service targeting the Filipino population in the Middle East… Read more