UAE

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

Al Yah 3 with Earth

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

WWE Network gets global OTT launch

WWE

Over-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time. The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year… Read more

OSN adds new linear channels to fast-growing OTT service

OSN Play - Jim Jam

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has added three new live channels to its OTT TV service OSN Play and has claimed a 60% increase… Read more

Kipco rejects US$3.2 billion offer for OSN stake

Kipco Tower

Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) has reportedly rejected a US$3.2 billion (€2.4 billion) offer from an unnamed US private equity group for a majority stake in… Read more

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

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