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 […]

Samsung adds MBC Shahid VoD app

TV manufacturer Samsung has teamed up with Dubai-based broadcaster MBC to launch the latter’s Shahid premium video-on-demand app across the Middle East and North Africa. The Shahid service recorded 284 million views of TV shows and series last year. “The television experience is rapidly evolving for viewers across the MENA region,” said Choong Ro Lee, […]

Middle East TV space ripe for consolidation, says MBC

The free-to-air TV market in the Middle East is due for consolidation with hundreds of channels competing for a small proportion of the ad market, according to MBC’s commercial director.  Speaking to DTVE, Mazen Hayek said that while the region has some 700 free-to-air channels, roughly 650 of them are competing for just 90% to […]

Middle East focus: Egyptian channels lead rebound in pan-Arab ad market

The advertising market in the Middle East and North Africa has performed strongly this year, with Egypt, which saw a deep drop in advertising expenditure in 2011 in the wake of the revolution, seeing a recovery. Egypt has also been the source of a number of new channels with pan-regional appeal. The Middle East TV […]