Timeless Drama launches in Lebanon

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and Lebanese aggregator and distributor R&R have signed a deal that allows R&R to distribute SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) exclusively to cable operators in Lebanon. The deal also sees the launch of TDC on one of the biggest cable operators in the region, Cablevision, this month. TDC launched in April 2019, and currently reaches five million homes […]

Iflix expands into MENA

South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with launches in eight territories. The service is now available in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan, broadening Iflix’s footprint to a total of 18 countries. The firm has also established a new regional headquarters for […]

LBC claims victory in Bin Talal lawsuit

The international arm of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation has claimed victory in its legal dispute with Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal. LBCI has won back rights to the LBC Europe, LBC America, LBC Australia, LBC Africa and LBC Maghreb channel brands, for which they must pay US$1 (€0.90), and Bin Talal will also face […]

Thema secures distribution contract from Murr TV

France-based channel distributor Thema is to be the exclusive distributor for Lebanon-based channel Murr TV in France, Monaco and the UK. Murr TV offers a range of entertainment programming aimed at an Arab audience, including morning entertainment show MTV Alive, game show Lyrics Board, medical information show The Doctor, current affairs show General View and […]

ART/IND extends Intelsat deal

Lebanon-based channel aggregator ART/International Network Distribution (IND) has extended an agreement with satellite operator Intelsat for capacity at the 58° West position for the contribution and distribution of its channels in the Americas. ART/IND aggregates a range of channels including Arabic, Italian and Greek services. “Through this agreement, we are able to continue serving our […]