North Africa

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

Iflix Arabia's launch event

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


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

Eutelsat HQ Paris

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

Maaz Sheikh

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

Xbox One

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

Adventure Time

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


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

Erstream taps NexGuard for OTT watermarking


Middle East and North Africa-focused online video platform provider Erstream has chosen NexGuard to supply forensic watermarking for its platform. Erstream offers a OTT video… Read more

Exclusive content ‘key for MENA pay TV’

beIN media group

Owning exclusive content is becoming the critical factor in driving pay TV subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report.… Read more