MBC Group


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 […]

MBC Group set to launch MBC Iraq channel

MBC Group is due to launch a new premium entertainment channel targeted at Iraqi families. MBC Iraq is due to launch on February 17, following two preview broadcasts on the preceding days: coverage of Winter at Tantora, a Saudi cultural festival featuring a number of Iraqi singers on February 15; and the season six debut […]

MBC Group appoints former Hulu exec for digital role

United Arab Emirates-based MBC Group has appointed former Hulu executive, Johannes Larcher, as managing director of digital and video-on-demand. Larcher, who most recently worked at US virtual reality company SubVRsive, will be responsible for enhancing MBC Group’s entire digital offering, including its flagship Shahid and Shahid Plus services. MBC Group said it will prioritise its […]

Fox+ joins MBC Group’s Shahid Plus streaming platform

MBC Group has partnered with Fox Networks Group Middle East and North Africa to bring the Fox+ streaming service to its Shahid+ platform. Shahid+ will broaden its catalogue of Arabic films and series by adding thousands of hours of international TV content from Fox+, which offers National Geographic documentaries, Fox Lifestyle shows, Baby TV, and […]

MBC to up its focus on Saudi Arabia and neighbouring markets

Dubai-headquartered MBC Group has announced plans to shift more focus towards Saudi Arabia and neighbouring markets. The Middle East and North Africa-focused media company said the move is in line with “current transformational positive changes” in Saudi Arabia – including premium content production. Other positive factors cited by MBC included media, entertainment and information and […]

MBC Group invests in online travel company Wego

MBC Group has invested in Middle East and North African online travel marketplace, Wego. The Middle East broadcast group said that it has invested a “significant amount” to accelerate Wego’s growth across the region, and that it will heavily promote Wego’s mobile apps and website across MBC’s platforms. “I believe that applying MBC’s brand amplification […]

MBC strikes IPTV deal with Etisalat’s E-Vision

MBC Group and Etisalat have struck a deal that will see Etisalat subsidiary E-Vision distribute MBC’s channels over IP in the United Arab Emirates. E-Vision now holds exclusive IPTV carriage rights in the UAE to all MBC HD channels – including MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC4, MBC Drama, MBC Max, MBC Action. “Entering into this strategic partnership, […]

MBC Group delivers HD bouquet to YahLive

United Arab Emirates-based YahLive, a joint venture between YahSat and SES, has signed a deal with the Dubai-based free-to-air satellite broadcaster MBC Group to broadcast its portfolio of high-definition channels. Viewers of YahLive can watch seven MBC Group channels in HD across the Middle East and North Africa, including MBC 1, MBC 2, MBC 4, […]