Abu Dhabi Media

Abu Dhabi Media and Starzplay pick up Serie A; ESPN renews EFL deal

Abu Dhabi Media and Starzplay have confirmed that they have acquired the MENA rights to Italy’s Serie A.  ADM previously said that it had picked up the rights last month, in a deal worth a reported minimum total of €75 million.  Starzplay will exclusively stream Serie A, along with Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana for […]

Serie A secures MENA broadcast deal with Abu Dhabi Media after season-long absence

Italian top-flight football league Serie A has agreed a broadcast deal in the MENA region with Abu Dhabi Media. The three-season deal, which will see the competition shown in the region after more than a year’s absence, is worth a minimum total of €75 million. In comments made to AFP, ADM confirmed that the value […]

Vevo owners mull sale options

The owners of music video hosting service Vevo are reportedly close to hiring Goldman Sachs to look at sale options for the company. According to Bloomberg, citing three unnamed sources, Vevo’s shareholders are exploring options including the sale of a majority stake in the company. Vevo is owned jointly by Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, Sony […]

Abu Dhabi Media wins Ultimate Fighting Championship

Abu Dhabi Media has struck a three-year multi-platform deal for broadcast and digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa with The Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation.  Abu Dhabi Media will offer coverage of over 30 live events alongside UFC Countdown and pre-fight weigh-ins. Abu Dhabi Sports will air original series including behind the scenes […]

My-HD chooses Irdeto for content security

Middle East pay TV provider My-HD has chosen Irdeto to provide content security for its offering of HD channels on the Arabsat satellite platform. My-HD began shipping HD set-tops this month equipped with Irdeto’s cardless Cloaked CA system. My-HD is offering a package of 42 premium channels, including 30 in HD. Irdeto already provides content […]

Al Jazeera secures MENA English Premier League deal

Al Jazeera Sport has secured rights to English Premier League football in the Middle East and North Africa for the next three years, starting from next month. Al Jazeera has struck a deal with sports rights outfit MP & Silva, which secured the rights to distribute Premier League games in the region in January, for […]

Middle East focus: Egyptian channels lead rebound in pan-Arab ad market

The advertising market in the Middle East and North Africa has performed strongly this year, with Egypt, which saw a deep drop in advertising expenditure in 2011 in the wake of the revolution, seeing a recovery. Egypt has also been the source of a number of new channels with pan-regional appeal. The Middle East TV […]