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BeIN Media looks to lifting of ban as Saudi Arabia ends Qatar blockade

Qatar-based BeIN Media has tentatively welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to end its blockade of Qatar but noted that the Saudi government has not yet addressed the ongoing permanent ban on BeIN Sports in Saudi Arabia. The ban on the sports service has meant that the English Premier League, among other high-profile sports, has not been […]

Premier League stays with BeIN Sports for entire MENA region

The English Premier League and beIN Media Group have struck a new rights deal that will see beIN Sports be the Premier League’s official broadcast partner in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until 2025.   The deal for the 2022-25 rights cycle means beIN Sports can broadcast all 380 matches live in each season across […]

Omdia: MENA pay TV faces shift to OTT and break up of sports rights

The TV business in the Middle East and North Africa region faces big changes over the course of next year as satellite pay TV operators switch to offering OTT services to take on cord cutting, sports rights holders move to selling rights on a country-by-country basis and OTT providers start to invest significant amounts in […]

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. […]

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