Mid East & Africa

Berbere TV channels launching on Arabsat

Khalid Balkhayour

Middle East and North Africa satellite operator Arabsat is to carry a trio of channels from Berbere TV targeting the North African Berber area. Berbere… Read more

Starz Play Arabia to make first originals after closing US$125m

Maaz Sheikh

Starz Play Arabia has raised US$125 million (€110 million) to date after closing a third round of funding and plans to make its first push… Read more

Africanews launches iOS app


Euronews’ African channel Africanews has launched an iOS app, offering free access to all news published on the africanews.com website and live TV. The app,… Read more

Arabsat launches DVB-S2 platform

Khalid Balkhayour

Satellite operator Arabsat has officially launched its new free-to-air DVB-S2 platform. The operators said its new platform would carry a number of premium HD channels… Read more

Cartoon Network on Yahlive

Sami Boustany, CEO of Yahlive

Middle Eastern satellite platform Yahlive is to broadcast Cartoon Network Arabic on its Middle East and North Africa beam. The new deal extends Yahlive’s long-term… Read more

MEA TV market set for massive growth


The TV market in the Middle East and Africa is set to grow by 30% between 2016-21, delivering revenues of €13.3 billion, according to research… Read more

Lagardère launches new kids channel for Arabic world


Lagardère Active has launched a new kids channel for the Arabic-speaking world. Gulli Bil Arabi will be carried by the My-HD platform the Middle East… Read more

Mobile key for African OTT growth – study

Digital TV Research africa

Mobile distribution will be the overriding factor in the take up of OTT television services in Sub-Saharan Africa, Digital TV Research has forecast. With the… Read more

iROKO launches new African music channel


Nollywood-focused African media group iROKO has launched iROKO Music on the Les Bouquets Canal+ platform. The channel is iROKO’s fifth TV service, and its launch… Read more

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