Voddler targets MENA market with new hire

Marwan Shehab

Peer-assisted cloud TV technology outfit Voddler has named Marwan Shehab as head of a new Middle East and Africa operation based in Dubai. Shehab will… Read more

BeIN Media opens retail outlets across UAE

bein media retail

Qatar-based Middle East pay TV and media group BeIN Media has opened six retail outlets in the UAE, the home territory of its rival OSN,… Read more

OSN launches dedicated Bond channel

OSN Bond

Middle East pay TV operator OSN is launching a pop-up James Bond channel that will air all 24 Bond movies in HD for seven weeks… Read more

Fox strikes OSN output deal

Gina Brogi

Fox has renewed its output deal with OSN. The deal gives the Middle Eastern pay TV platform rights to series and movies from the studio… Read more

Yahlive extends BBC World Service contract

Sami Boustany, CEO of Yahlive

Abu Dhabi-based SES and Yahsat satellite joint venture Yahlive has renewed and extended its partnership with the BBC to broadcast its Persian and Arabic TV… Read more

MBC migrating services to Arabsat

Khaled Balkheyour & Sam Barnett

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group is transferring its channels to the Arabsat satellite platform through a strategic partnership with the satellite operator. MBC and Arabsat… Read more

Eurochannel goes live on du in the UAE


European culture and lifestyle channel, Eurochannel, is now available in the United Arab Emirates through local operator du. Eurochannel is available on du’s English Basic… Read more

OSN claims antipiracy success

David Butorac

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has claimed a series of wins against pirates in the region, following over 316 raids with the support of… Read more

Yahlive consolidates leading position among Farsi viewers

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Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between SES and UAE satellite operator Yahsat, is the most popular satellite broadcast provider for Farsi-speaking viewers across… Read more

OSN retains House of Cards as Netflix makes first Arabic acquisition

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards

UAE-based pay TV operator OSN has retained the rights to the fourth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, despite Netflix’s launch in the country earlier… Read more