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Digital TV Research: MENA pay TV impacted by BeIN dispute

Pay TV revenues have declined in the Middle East and North Africa over the past two years thanks in to piracy, competition from OTT providers, falling revenue per user, and the Saudi-led ban on BeIN Media. This according to Digital TV Research’s latest ‘Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts’ report, which said that […]

BBC Earth launches across MENA, CBeebies debuts in Turkey

Factual channel BBC Earth is due to launch across the Middle East and North Africa region through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At […]

Digital TV Research: MENA pay TV ARPU in decline

Pay TV revenues are set to grow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between 2017 and 2023 but at a lower rate than subscription numbers, according to Digital TV Research. The Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report said the figures indicate that average revenues per user (ARPU) must be falling […]

Star India outbids Facebook for Indian cricket rights

21st Century Fox-owned Star India has successfully bid €2.15 billion for global Indian cricket rights, fending off competition from 14 other bidders including Facebook and Disney’s BAMTech. Star India has secured global media and digital broadcast rights for Indian Premier League cricket for the five-year period from 2018 to 2022, after submitting a winning bid […]

SFR teams up with BeIN Sports as battle with Canal+ gets underway

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with BeIN Sports to unveil bundled offerings that include its own sports channels and BeIN Sports’ services as part of its Box Power offering for €29.99 a month for the first 12 months. SFR Sport will be available on its own in the Box Starter pack from […]

DreamWorks channel launches in MENA via beIN

The DreamWorks channel is due to launch in Arabic on the beIN platform in the Middle East and North Africa next week. The 24-hour DreamWorks channel will broadcast DreamWorks Animation content and will help expand DreamWorks outside the Asia Pacific region – where it launched for the first time in July 2015. “We are glad […]

BeIN to launch 4K Ultra HD satellite receiver in MENA

Pay TV operator BeIN has launched an Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K satellite TV receiver in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The new box offers DVR functionality and BeIN claims it is the first 4K receiver to launch in the MENA region. The device launches ahead of this year’s Euro Championship football tournament, where […]

Exclusive content ‘key for MENA pay TV’

Owning exclusive content is becoming the critical factor in driving pay TV subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report. Research and Markets’s Digital TV Middle East and North Africa Forecasts report singled out emergent player beIN as one platform using exclusive shows and films to quickly grow its subscription […]

beIN launches movie and entertainment channels in MENA

Sports and entertainment network beIN has expanded its platform with the launch of a range of movie and entertainment channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Announcing the move, beIN said that it is launching 24 entertainment channels in HD and that the company is positioning itself as a “comprehensive pay TV entertainment player” […]

BeIN Sport secures NBA rights

Al Jazeera’s French BeIN Sport service has secured rights to US NBA basketball for four years. Under its deal, BeIN Sport will hold exclusive rights to NBA games and will air a minimum of six games live during the season as well as six other games either live, time-shifted or in highlights. The rights were […]