Mid East & Africa

African Movie Channel launches on Lebara Play

Lebara Play

African Movie Channel has signed up with the new Lebara Play OTT TV service, securing distribution outside Africa for the first time. Lebara Play, the… Read more

Icflix goes global with NetRange partnership


Middle Eastern video-on-demand service Icflix will be available to global audiences thanks to a deal with white label smart TV portal provider NetRange. Through the… Read more

Starz launch to kick off wave of ME SVoD


The launch of the Starz OTT platform in the Middle East will spark a wave of overseas SVoD service launches in the region, a new… Read more

Egyptian telco adds Mid East SVoD platform


Egyptian internet service provider TE Data has begun offering customers Middle Eastern subscription on-demand service icflix. The Telecoms Egypt-owned service has scored a strategic partnership… Read more

Eutelsat to launch new satellite for MENA

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Satellite operator Eutelsat is to launch a new satellite for the Middle East and North Africa at the 7-8° orbital position. The satellite, Eutelsat 8… Read more

IPTV now available in nine MENA countries

Arab Advisors Group

Fourteen service providers across nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) now offer IPTV services, according to research firm Arab Advisors Group.… Read more

Warner Bros. shows set for African TVOD service

Altech node

South African video-on-demand service Altech Node has scored a wide-ranging programming deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. South African telecoms group Altron TMT launched Altech… Read more

Nigeria’s Consat adds YFE’s Fix & Foxi channel

fix&foxi yfe2

Nigerian pay TV platform Continental Satellite Limited (Consat) has added German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment’s kids channel Fix & Foxi to its programming lineup.   The… Read more

Discovery launches Middle East free-to-air channel

James Gibbons

Discovery is launching Quest Arabiya, a new free-to-air male-skewed channel in the Middle East. The US-listed pay and free TV channel operator is partnering with… Read more

StarTimes to expand African offering with new SES deal


Satellite operator StarTimes has expanded its partnership with SES to offer better picture quality and more channels to DTH customers in Africa. StarTimes has contracted… Read more