Maroc Telecom launches OTT service with Molotov

Moroccan telco Maroc Telecom has launched a new OTT TV platform using technology provided by French OTT specialist Molotov. MT TV – La télé by Maroc Telecom is offering a bouquet of over 80 live channels along with catch-up and on-demand programming, available on iOS and Android tablets, the web, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple […]

Al Maghriba bouquet launches on Arabsat-5C

Moroccan international channel bouquet Al Maghriba has launched on the Arabsat -5C satellite, giving it DTH reach across Africa. Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT)-owned Al Maghriba targets Moroccans living outside the country with a bouquet wholly focxused on howm-grown content. The launch on Arabsat-5C gives the bouquet additional reach across Africa via […]

Orange Maroc to launch movies and series VOD service

Moroccan mobile operator Orange Maroc is to launch an Orange Films et Séries video-on-demand service after securing approval from the country’s regulator, the Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA). Orange Maroc will make the VOD service available to pre- and post-paid mobile subscribers, according to local reports. The service will make films and series […]

Orange not interested in media investments, says Richard

Orange’s management does not believe in making direct investments in the media industry and has no plans to increase its involvement in the content business the model adopted by a number of its peers, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking to analysts after Orange’s latest quarterly financial release, Richard said that he did “not believe […]

Icflix agrees exclusive deal with Maroc Telecom

Middle East and North African VoD streaming service, Icflix, has agreed an exclusive partnership with Maroc Telecom. The deal will allow Maroc Telecom customers to access Icflix for what the VoD service described as an “unprecedented” price of 50 Moroccan Dirhams (€4.62). “Maroc Telecom – a pioneer in the Moroccan industry, will enable us to […]

GfK wins Moroccan TV measurement contract

Market research and audience measurement specialist GfK has won a contract to deliver an electronic TV audience measurement service in Morocco.  Morocco’s joint industry committee representing TV stations and advertisers, CIAUMED, commissioned GfK. The electronic TV measurement system will be the first to be established in North Africa and the second on the African continent. “This project has […]

Vivendi to sell Maroc Telecom to Etisalat for €4.2 billion

UAE-based telco Etisalat is to acquire Vivendi’s majority stake in Maroc Telecom for €4.2 billion in cash. Vivendi and Etisalat have signed a definitive agreement for the sale of the Moroccan operator, in which Vivendi holds a 53% stake. Vivendi expects the deal to close in early 2014, subject to regulatory approval in the countries […]