OSN+ to merge with Anghami to become joint video and music streaming service in MENA

MENA’s TV streaming operator OSN+ is to merge with local music and entertainment streaming service Anghami to create a combined video and music streaming offering in the Middle East and North Africa region. Anghami launched in 2012 becoming the first music-streaming platform in MENA to digitise the region’s music and has since established over 40 […]

SRMG and Warner Bros. Discovery team up to launch Asharq Discovery Arabic-language platform

MENA-based Saudi Research and Media Group (SRMG) have joined forces with media giant Warner Bros. Discovery to launch the free-to-view Arabic-language platform, Asharq Discovery.  Asharq Discovery which went live yesterday on October 10, will showcase premium content from Warner Bros. Discovery’s catalogue, as well as acquisitions from the region and original-produced titles. Content on the […]

beIN Sports extends US Open deal for five years

The United States Tennis Association has renewed beIN Sports’ exclusive broadcasting rights to air the US Open Tennis Championships in the MENA region for a further five years. The new deal will see beIN Sports broadcast the tennis tournament until 2027 with Arabic and English language coverage. The Qatar-based broadcaster has held the exclusive rights […]

Starzplay to expand football content with Starzplay Fantasy Sports game

Streaming service Starzplay Arabia is to expand its sport content offering in the MENA region with the addition of its free-to-play Web 3.0 football game Starzplay Fantasy Sports. The football prediction game launches ahead of the new Serie A 2023/24 season exclusively on the Starzplay Sports. While watching live matches, players of Starzplay Fantasy Sports […]

Starzplay partners with TPAY for mobile subscription payments

MENA streaming service Starzplay has signed a deal with payments provider TPAY for customers to make subscription payments using their mobile phone numbers, to access the streamer’s content. The partnership comes as a move to expand Starzplay’s presence in the MENA region. TPAY offers a service for merchants to access and accept payments from consumers […]

Ooredoo, Zain and TASC in talks to create MENA’s largest tower company

Telco operators Ooredoo Group, Zain Group and TASC Towers are in talks to combine their approximately 30,000 telecommunication tower assets into a jointly owned independent tower company. The partnership will combine all three companies’ tower assets in Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq and Jordan to form the largest tower company in the MENA region. The […]

Starzplay launches TVOD movie offering

Middle East streamer Starzplay has lauched a transactional VOD store. Starzplay, one of the region’s top three subscription video-on-demand services, has launched the Starzplay Store, which it says will bring users access to box office movies immediately after their theatrical run without the need for a subscription. The TVOD offering will give Starzplau users access […]

Samsung joins forces with Anghami for 3-month free subscription

Samsung Electronics and Arabic music platform Anghami have struck a partnership which will give customers who purchase of a Samsung Smart TV or Sound device a 3-month Anghami Plus voucher in the MENA region. The offering allows users to enjoy access to more than 100 Million International & Arabic songs and podcasts through an enhanced […]

Euronews ties with Arabic SVOD platform Shahid

International news channel Euronews has partnered with the Arabic streaming platform Shahid to deliver international news to the platform’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) audience. Founded in 1993, Euronews is available in more than 400 million households among 160 nations. The partnership will make Euronews the first and only international non-Arab media news channel […]

MENA OTT revenues to double by 2028, with Netflix a big winner

Middle East & North Africa (MENA) OTT will generate $5.69 billion by 2028, according to new forecasts from Digital TV Research, double 2022’s figure of $2.83 billion. DTVR says Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia together will be the region’s strongest markets, accounting for 55% of the region’s SVOD revenues by 2028. The 13 Arabic-speaking countries […]

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