Mid East & Africa

YFE launches My TV Toonz channel in Africa

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Your Family Entertainment is launching a version of kids channel Fix&Foxi for sub-Saharan Africa on the MyTV platform owned by technology provider Strong. The channel,… Read more

ContentWise teams with Babeleye for MEA personalisation

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ContentWise has partnered with multi-lingual video content metadata platform, Babeleye, to bring personalised TV experiences to the Middle East and Africa (MEA). ContentWise – which… Read more

Icflix teams up with Groupon to target MENA subscribers


Middle East streaming platform Icflix has teamed up with Groupon UAE to launch a number of promotional initiatives to drive takep-up of the service. Groupon… Read more

Al Jazeera names AJ+ chief

Dima Khatib

Qatar-based Al Jazeera has named Dima Khatib as managing director of its digital-only news platform AJ+. Khatib joined Al Jazeera in 1997 as a broadcast… Read more

BBC Worldwide launches new channels in South Africa

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BBC Worldwide is launching its three new channel brands in Africa for the first time with a three-channel launch on DStv in South Africa. Worldwide,… Read more

Afrotainment to launch Oui TV on StarTimes platform

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New York-based Afrotainment Family of Channels is to launch its Oui TV channel with StarTimes in Africa. Oui TV is a 24-hour French language channel… Read more

LBC claims victory in Bin Talal lawsuit


The international arm of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation has claimed victory in its legal dispute with Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal. LBCI has won… Read more

OSN hails Ajman piracy crackdown

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Officials in the UAE Emirate of Ajman have conducted a series of raids on retail outlets to combat piracy in an initiative pushed by pay… Read more

Ka-band satellite Al Yah 3 passes critical design review


UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat and Orbital ATK have completed a Critical Design Review for the Al Yah 3 spacecraft and payload. Yahsat senior management were… Read more

Deutsche Welle signs up with SES for CEE and Africa

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German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has signed a deal with satellite operator SES to broadcast its tow channels to eastern Europe and Africa via the… Read more