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Byron Allen targeting Middle East after securing du deal

US producer and channel provider Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios has secured carriage for seven of its global television networks in the United Arab Emirates on the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC)-owned du telecom platform. Allen said that this distribution deal, which was facilitated by SAWA Rights Management, is part of a wider arrangement that will soon extend to […]

Du taps Telia’s Dennelind for CEO 

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, better known as Du, has announced the appointment of Johan Dennelind as chief executive, replacing Osman Sultan  Sultan held the position for almost 14 years. Dennelind, who will take up the mantle in 2020, joins from Swedish telco Telia where he acted as CEO for six years. He announced his departure […]

MBC taps Du and Telstra for video connectivity

MBC in Dubai has partnered with Du and Telstra, which have teamed up to offer a new video contribution solution. Du and Telstra will provide MBC with a fully-managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network, enabling reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe. Du said that through strategic partnerships with video network […]

Du partners with Amazon Prime Video

United Arab Emirates-based operator, Du, has signed a distribution deal with Amazon to offer Prime Video to its customers.   This announcement was made during GITEX Technology Week trade show in Dubai, where the telco is showcasing technologies it claims will “transform the digital services landscape in the UAE”. “Our relationship with Prime Video enables us […]

BeIN Media to distribute sports channels on Etisalat

Qatar-based BeIN Media has struck a deal with UAE service provider Etisalat to distribute its four dedicated sports channels live with coverage of the FIFA World Cup in the UHD format for the first time. The agreement means that Etisalat’s eLife subscribers will be able to view BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from […]

BeIN Media channels back on Du after pair strike deal

Qatar-based BeIN Media Group’s channels have been restored to UAE telecom operator Du’s TV service after a brief absence after the pair were able to strike a last-minute agreement, according to a statement released by the Dubai-based service provider. The agreement comes ahead of BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from Russia in two […]

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 and French Basic packages on channel number 1408. “Eurochannel continues its vast expansion across international borders thanks to the launch of our channel in the Middle East,” said Eurochannel CEO, Gustavo […]

English Club TV on Du

Educational channel English Club TV has struck an agreement for distribution with UAE-based service provider Du.  The channel is now available in Du’s basic package in standard definition. The deal was struck through local agency SAWA Media. English Club TV is represented in the region by reseller Represent TV. “Expats from all over the world […]

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 viewers to watch content on smart TV, iOS and Android devices as well as Xbox game consoles, will initially allow Du TV viewers to watch their subscription packages on multiple […]

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 the myriad of TV channels and the growing number of IPTV networks in the region, according to the company. The announcement comes ahead of the Cabsat expo in Dubai. Ahmed […]