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MBC and Ooredoo launch MBC+ Ooredoo channel

Waleed Al Sayed at the MBC+ Ooredoo launch

MBC Group and Qatar-based telco Ooredoo have launched the new MBC+ Ooredoo Channel for Ooredoo TV subscribers. MBC+ Ooredoo will air a selection of MBC’s… Read more

Shifting sands: pay TV in the Middle East

PRME- S1- General Studio Photo

While MBC continues to dominate free TV in the Middle East, moves by beIN Media and the development of digital platforms could change the balance… Read more

MBC migrating services to Arabsat

Khaled Balkheyour & Sam Barnett

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group is transferring its channels to the Arabsat satellite platform through a strategic partnership with the satellite operator. MBC and Arabsat… Read more

Interview: Sam Barnett, MBC

MBC Group CEO- Sam Barnett2

MBC is the leading broadcaster in the Middle East and has prospered despite the many challenges facing media players in the region. CEO Sam Barnett… Read more

Mixed fortunes: free-to-air and pay TV in the Middle East

MBC4 introduced an Arabic version of talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar this year.

Vision247 takes Arabic channels to Samsung devices

Channel distributor Mondo Globo has teamed up with hybrid platform provider Vision247 to deliver Middle East-based MBC and Arabia One channels to Euroepan viewers via… Read more

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network… Read more

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

Faisal Abbas (second from left) with Blackberry's Rami Alzoubi & Eric Johnson, and journalist Stephanie Farah at the launch.

Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through… Read more

Samsung adds MBC Shahid VoD app

Shahid MBC

TV manufacturer Samsung has teamed up with Dubai-based broadcaster MBC to launch the latter’s Shahid premium video-on-demand app across the Middle East and North Africa.… Read more

Middle East TV space ripe for consolidation, says MBC

The free-to-air TV market in the Middle East is due for consolidation with hundreds of channels competing for a small proportion of the ad market,… Read more

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