BBC launches drama channel in Middle East

BBC First

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with OSN and will roll out its drama channel in the Middle East and North Africa region on the… Read more

Fix&Foxi debuts in UAE with Etisalat

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Your Family Entertainment-owned kids channel Fix&Foxi has secured carriage on UAE telecom operator Etisalat’s eLife TV platform, taking the channel to the Gulf state for… Read more

OSN extends retail presence with Sharaf DG deal

Sharaf DG

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has strengthened its retail presence through a partnership with UAE electronics retail outfit Sharaf DG. The company will offer… Read more

Nickelodeon Play launches in MENA via OSN

OSN Nickelodeon Play

Children’s app Nickelodeon Play is now available in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to customers of pay TV service OSN. OSN subscribers… Read more

OSN hails ‘milestone’ in antipiracy fight

David Butorac

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has hailed the jailing of a dealer in pirated content via IPTV as “a milestone in the fight against… Read more

Grey Juice Lab opens regional hub in Dubai

Rémi Olivan

Video-on-demand content aggregator Grey Juice Lab has opened a new regional content marketing and commercial hub in Dubai Media City. The new office is under… Read more

Arabsat takes additional capacity on ABS-3A

Khalid Balkhayour

Satellite operators Arabsat and Permira-owned ABS have struck a deal whereby Arabsat will use additional capacity on ABS-3A, mostly for data services. The expansion capacity… Read more

Icflix teams up with Groupon to target MENA subscribers


Middle East streaming platform Icflix has teamed up with Groupon UAE to launch a number of promotional initiatives to drive takep-up of the service. Groupon… Read more

OSN hails Ajman piracy crackdown

David Butorac

Officials in the UAE Emirate of Ajman have conducted a series of raids on retail outlets to combat piracy in an initiative pushed by pay… Read more

Ka-band satellite Al Yah 3 passes critical design review


UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat and Orbital ATK have completed a Critical Design Review for the Al Yah 3 spacecraft and payload. Yahsat senior management were… Read more