Mid East & Africa

ShowMax teams up with The QYou for curated series


Naspers-owned South African subscription video-on-demand provider ShowMax has teamed up with short-form best-of-the-internet channel The QYou to curate a series of shows in East Africa.… Read more

Iran’s MTN-Irancell launches TV offering

mtn-irancell lenz

Iranian mobile telco MTN-Irancell has launched a mobile-centric IPTV service. The service, Lenz, offers Iran’s national channels and includes seven-day catch-up functionality as well as… Read more

OSN revamps offering with flexible packages as competition bites


Middle East pay TV provider OSN has revamped its offering with new packs and new price points in the wake of an extensive customer research… Read more

Icflix extends reach in Pakistan through PTCL deal


Middle East and North Africa-focused on-demand streaming service Icflix has struck a deal with IT and entertainment provider PTCL to extend its presence in Pakistan.… Read more

Kwesé TV kicks off in Zambia


Econet Media’s pay TV service Kwesé TV has continued its expansion programme with the official launch of the service in Zambia. The launch at Lusaka’s… Read more

OSN adding new on-demand services and movie channel from Disney

Emad Morcos

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck an extended deal with Disney, enabling it to launch four additional services – Disney Channel Pop Pick… Read more

Kwesé picks up Diddy’s Revolt TV in exclusive deal

Bad boy for life Sean Combs

Kwesé TV has become the exclusive African home to Revolt TV – the US multi-platform TV network owned by US rapper, producer and businessman Sean… Read more

Dubai Media Inc taps Eurovision for news facilities


The European Broadcasting Union’s Eurovision has struck a deal with Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) to provide worldwide news gathering broadcast facilities and a permanent connection… Read more

Eutelsat announces Persian, Algerian deals

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Algerian media group Echourouk has selected the Eutelsat 7 West A satellite to broadcast the HD version of its flagship news channel, Echourouk News. The… Read more

OSN strikes new deal with UFC

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Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck a new long-term exclusive carriage deal with combat sports outfit UFC. The renewal means that all UFC… Read more