UAE

Kipco receives offer for OSN

Faisal Al Ayyar

Kipco, the majority owner of Middle East pay TV provider OSN, has received an offer for the company from an unspecified bidder. Kipco said it… 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

OSN adds Arabic version of Investigation Discovery

Middle East pay TV broadcaster OSN is to begin offering true crime channel Investigation Discovery dubbed in Arabic as well as English. The addition of… Read more

Vivendi completes Maroc Telecom sale

Vivendi has completed the sale of its majority stake in Maroc Telecom to UAE-based Etisalat for €4.138 billion. The sale is a further staging post… Read more

Du chooses ChannelSculptor to manage channel portfolio

Middle East telecom operator Du has hired ChannelSculptor to aggregate free-to-air channels for its IPTV network. ChannelSculptor’s mena.tv initiative provides an platform to link up… Read more

Du joins Europe-Southeast Asia cable consortium

UAE-based service provider du has joined an international consortium of telcos committed to building a cable system that will connect Southeast Asia to Europe through… Read more

Etisalat strikes consumer equipment deal with Huawei

UAE-based telco Etisalat Group has signed a new agreement with Huawei to bring new smart devices to local Etisalat telecom customers. The latest agreement will… Read more

Fox channels does content deal with ‘Middle East Netflix’

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Fox International Channels has agreed a deal with ICFlix, the OTT operator that has been dubbed ‘the Netflix of the Middle East’. The programming deal… Read more

Du reports profit drop but ‘solid growth’

UAE-based service provider du reported a drop in Q4 profits, but said that its business had experienced a year of “solid growth,” in line with… Read more

Arabsat signs African capacity deal with MICT

Khalid Balkheyour

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has signed a deal to provide satellite capacity over Africa to UAE-based IT and communications investment firm MICT (Morgan for… Read more