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Internet ‘transforming traditional TV viewing’ in MENA

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The boom in smartphone and internet penetration is transforming traditional TV viewing patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Frost &… Read more

Iflix expands into MENA

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South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with launches in eight territories. The service is now… Read more

Asian Netflix rival Iflix launches in Middle East in JV with Zain

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South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix is launching a version its service in the Middle East and North Africa in a joint-venture partnership with Kuwait-based mobile… Read more

MENA pay TV revenue estimates downgraded

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Digital TV Research has downgraded its pay TV revenue forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by US$1 billion. The research firm… Read more

China’s CCTV signs new channel distribution deal with Eutelsat

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China Central Television (CCTV) has signed a distribution deal with Eutelsat to broadcast three of its channels in HD across Europe, the Middle East and… Read more

Starz Play Arabia raises funding to expand service

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Starz Play Arabia has raised a “multi-million dollar” funding round, which it plans to use to expand its services and partnerships. Existing investors including SEQ… Read more

Interview: Starz Play Arabia CEO Maaz Sheikh

Maaz Sheikh

Starz Play Arabia has carved out place in the MENA video market and has its sights set on further growth, CEO Maaz Sheikh tells Andy… Read more

Icflix launches on Xbox One

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Middle East and North African over-the-top video service Icflix is now available on Xbox One consoles. Xbox One users in Middle East and North Africa… Read more

Turner launches HD, dual language kids network feeds in MENA

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Turner is launching high definition and dual language options for its Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels in the Middle East and North Africa. From this… Read more

IHS: Number of MENA pay TV homes grew 10% last year

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The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region jumped 10% last year and revenues passed €1 billion for… Read more

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