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Shahid launches first original drama as MENA SVOD battle intensifies

The battle for Middle Eastern SVOD subscribers intensified this week with the news that MBC Group’s VOD platform Shahid is poised to air its first original drama series on November 27. Called El Diva the new show explores the world of talent-spotting and stars Cyrine Abdel Nour in the lead role. Nour has previously starred […]

Korean FTC approves Pooq and Oksusu merger, paves way for Wavve launch in September

South Korean regulators have approved the merger between OTT platform Pooq and Oksusu to clear the way for the launch of Wavve.  Wavve was initially proposed in January as a joint venture between broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS along with telco SK Telecom as a means to protect against the growing influence of foreign OTT […]

Korea’s SK Telecom and broadcasters team up to take on Netflix

Korean telecom operator SK Telecom has teamed with three of the country’s leading broadcasters to launch a join t OTT TV service that will enable them to better compete with the likes of Netflix. SK Telecom and broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them combine their existing […]

Dailymotion agrees content deal with MBC

French video streaming service Dailymotion has agreed a content syndication deal with South Korea’s MBC that will see it distribute programming from eight of MBC’s networks. The deal will see Dailymotion carry content from MBC Kpop, MBC Drama, MBC Entertainment, MBC News, MBC Documentary, Mbig News, TV-People and MBC Classic. Dailymotion will promote MBC’s catalogue […]

Korean networks launch US on-demand service

South Korean three largest networks – KBS, MBC and SBS – have jointly launched a subscription on-demand platform in the US. The trio has formed KCP Global, a venture that houses the new SVOD service, Kocowa. This will offer subscribers streamed South Korean entertainment programming and K-pop shows. Shows will be made available subtitled into […]

MBC and Ooredoo launch MBC+ Ooredoo channel

MBC Group and Qatar-based telco Ooredoo have launched the new MBC+ Ooredoo Channel for Ooredoo TV subscribers. MBC+ Ooredoo will air a selection of MBC’s best Arabic content and is available to Ooredoo customers on channel 180. The new channel launch is part of a multi-year memorandum of understanding signed between Ooredoo and MBC Group […]

MBC migrating services to Arabsat

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group is transferring its channels to the Arabsat satellite platform through a strategic partnership with the satellite operator. MBC and Arabsat said that some channels would be exclusive to Arabsat and that the pair would focus on providing reliable set-top boxes to ensure a high-quality viewing experience. MBC Pro Sports, which […]

Vision247 takes Arabic channels to Samsung devices

Channel distributor Mondo Globo has teamed up with hybrid platform provider Vision247 to deliver Middle East-based MBC and Arabia One channels to Euroepan viewers via Samsung smart TVs and connected Blu-ray players.  Arabic communities in Europe will be able to watch the channels through Vision247’s online video platform and TV app. Viewers can download the […]

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network will have first pick on MBC premium content, including exclusives and first-runs, soon after their launch on MBC. Some shows will launch within aweek of their Korean premiere. MBC’s current […]

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through the BlackBerry World store and is an extension of the English language Al Arabiya News website, offering articles as well as Al Arabiya News Channel video bulletins and flagship programs […]