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BeIN Media to air Club World Cup

Qatar-based pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media has secured a two-year agreement to air the FIFA Club World Cup in 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. The 2019 edition of the annual event, which features champion clubs from each continent, will take place in Qatar this month in what is seen as a […]

beIN slams persistent piracy menace

Middle East pay TV operator beIN Media has warned that pirate broadcast operation beoutQ is still distributing premium channels illegally via the IPTV function of its boxes, despite ceasing satellite transmissions in mid-August. beIN Media, which holds the regional rights for UEFA Champions League, English Premier League and NBA among other assets, claims beoutQ boxes […]

Qatar Media Corp taps Skyline for NMS/OSS

Qatar Media Corporation (QMC), the official broadcasting authority for the state of Qatar, has tapped Skyline Communications to provide its DataMiner network management system/OSS platform to manage the group’s current broadcast network, spanning different technologies such as AM, FM, DAB+, DVB-T2, UHF and VHF across transmission sites in Doha, Khissa, Shahanyia and Arish. Skyline said […]

BeIN Media hails US government reports slamming BeoutQ

Middle East pay TV operator BeIN Media has hailed the US government’s publication of two reports condemning pirate broadcaster BeoutQ. Last week the he Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published  the 2019 Special 301 Report, which identifies governments that fail to protect and enforce intellectual property around the world and  the 2018 […]

Vodafone Qatar taps MediaKind for cloud-based multiscreen TV

Vodafone Qatar has tapped technology company MediaKind for its MediaFirst cloud-based multiscreen TV platform service. The MediaFirst deployment will enable Vodafone Qatar to launch new content over existing IPTV or OTT devices. The operator plans to deploy its new TV platform before the end of the year. According to MediaKind, Vodafone Qatar’s customers will be […]

BeIN Media launches WhatsApp customer support

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media has launched customers support via WhatsApp The group said that the service, the first of its kind in Qatar, was launched by beIN to provide its viewers with instant technical support, customer and sales enquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across 23 countries in MENA. […]

BeIN Media goes to war with Asian Football Confederation over Saudi move

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media is to take legal action against its erstwhile content partner the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after the latter agreed to air content already contracted to BeIN free-to-air in Saudi Arabia. The AFC said that it would stream matches featuring Saudi Arabian clubs in the AFC Asian Champions League […]

Es’hail-2 enters commercial service

Qatar satellite operator Es’hailSat’s recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, has entered commercial service to target the government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail-2, designed with Ka-band spot beams and Ku-band wide beams, joins Es’hail-1 at the 25.5⁰ East/26.0° East MENA broadcast hotspot and will augment the capacity already available there to […]

Media groups move to persuade US trade rep on Saudi malfeasance

A group of media companies and sports rightsholders including BeIN Media have made submissions to the Office of the United States Trade Representative  (USTR) calling for Saudi Arabia to be identified as a Priority Foreign Country or for it to be placed on the US Priority Watch List as a result of its alleged continued […]

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