Ericsson expands Middle East playout services with twofour54 deal

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Ericsson has bought the playout business of twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, in a move that will see… Read more

Dubai Media chooses Arkena’s Cloud4Media

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Dubai Media has chosen French media services provider Arkena France to provide technology to support its drive towards a fully automated tapeless content acquisition workflow.… Read more

UAE’s tview metering system passes latest audit


The UAE’s new TV ratings system, tview, has been approved for use by international auditors CESP, clearing the way for its adoption in the Gulf… Read more

English Club TV on Du

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Educational channel English Club TV has struck an agreement for distribution with UAE-based service provider Du.  The channel is now available in Du’s basic package… Read more

Interview: David Butorac, OSN

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Pay TV operator OSN has continued to see strong growth recently and is now looking to expand its offering further via digital distribution. CEO David… Read more

Interview: Sam Barnett, MBC

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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.

Du launches mobile TV app

UAE-based fixed-line operator Du has launched a new mobile TV app, Du View, on the Xbox One platform.  The Du View app, which will enable… 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

Yahsat taps Orbital and Arianespace for Yahsat 3

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UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has announced that Orbital Sciences will build its forthcoming Al Yah 3 satellite and that Arianespace will launch the craft from… Read more