Mid East & Africa

BeIN launches 360° video


Middle East pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media has begun publishing a range of 360° video content on its website. The operator said that the move… Read more

OSN claims antipiracy success

David Butorac

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has claimed a series of wins against pirates in the region, following over 316 raids with the support of… Read more

beIN Media hails Instagram milestone


Middle East pay TV broadcaster beIN Media Group’s sports Instagram following has passed the two million mark, according to the company. According to the group,… Read more

Orange takes stake in Africa Internet Group


Orange has made a €75 million equity investment in Africa Internet Group and has said its African subsidiaries will strike strategic partnerships with the African… Read more

Euronews’ sister channel Africanews to launch this month

Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews, and Jean Obambi, Managing Director of Télé Congo.

Euronews’ sister TV channel, Africanews, is due to launch across sub-Saharan Africa on April 20, following the launch of the network’s news website in January.… Read more

AfricaXP chooses Babeleye for pay TV metadata


Pan-African pay TV content aggregator AfricaXP has chosen multilingual video content metadata platform provider Babeleye to manage EPG metadata on channels distributed to pay TV… Read more

Yahlive consolidates leading position among Farsi viewers

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Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between SES and UAE satellite operator Yahsat, is the most popular satellite broadcast provider for Farsi-speaking viewers across… Read more

CBeebies to make Middle East and North Africa debut


BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the first time as a full channel… Read more

OSN retains House of Cards as Netflix makes first Arabic acquisition

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards

UAE-based pay TV operator OSN has retained the rights to the fourth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, despite Netflix’s launch in the country earlier… Read more

Eurovision deploys Flex for song contest, opens office in Dubai

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The EBU’s Eurovision network is to deploy its new Flex platform in the premises of a number of member broadcasters participating in the next Eurovision… Read more