MBC’s Shahid updates on partnership strategy

MBC Group-owned Arabic streaming platform Shahid has provided an update on its distribution partnership strategy, which it says has delivered growth of three and half times its base over the last 12 months.   The outfit said that partnerships including telcos, device manufacturers, banks and airlines had been key in driving growth and expansion. Shahid […]

MBC extends deal with Warner Bros. Discovery

Saudi broadcaster MBC Group has extended its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery to continue bringing the latter’s content as well as adding new Cartoon Network offerings for audiences across the MENA region. MBC’s newly-extended partnership with Warner Bros. will result in the group securing rights to broadcast the studio’s latest Hollywood blockbusters on MBC2 – […]

Middle East’s MBC Group could launch IPO in 2023

Middle Eastern pan-regional broadcaster and streamer MBC Group is working with HSBC Holdings and JPMorgan Chase on an IPO. Details about valuation and scope are sketchy at this stage, but a public listing could come as early as next year. Currently, MBC is 60% owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the balance in […]

MBC moves HQ from Dubai to Riyadh

Middle East broadcaster MBC Group has opened a new headquarters in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The move to Saudi Arabia marks a key change for the Saudi-owned group, which was founded in the UK and has been based in Dubai in the UAE since 2002. The move from Dubai comes against the backdrop of a […]

MBC’s Shahid to be MENA home of WWE

Mixed martial arts giant WWE has teamed up with Middle Eastern media outfit MBC Group in a broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s video on demand streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region.  The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off […]

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 […]

1 2 3