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BeIN Media taps Metrological for TV app

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has tapped Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience. The App Store service will be available beIN’s Hybrid Satellite and IP legacy and new OTT set-top boxes for customers in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. Metrological’s product portfolio includes the Metrological App Store and Premium […]

BeIN Media channels back on Du after pair strike deal

Qatar-based BeIN Media Group’s channels have been restored to UAE telecom operator Du’s TV service after a brief absence after the pair were able to strike a last-minute agreement, according to a statement released by the Dubai-based service provider. The agreement comes ahead of BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from Russia in two […]

BeIN Media slams Arabsat over BeoutQ pirate service

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has slammed Arabsat’s sponsorship of today’s MENA Anti-Piracy Conference in Dubai because it claims the Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator is facilitating the transmission of a service that deliberately pirates premium sports transmissions to which it holds the exclusive rights. The service, known as BeoutQ – a clear reference to […]

BeIN Media snatches Indian Premier League cricket in MENA

Middle East pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media Group has further expanded its grip on premium cricket by acquiring the rights to broadcast the Vivo Indian Premier League across the MENA region. The deal means that BeIN Media will have the rights to air what it describes as the most popular Twenty20 cricket league in the […]

BeIN Media Group secures exclusive ECB deal, plans cricket channel

BeIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights to broadcast England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) content in the MENA region and will launch a dedicated cricket channel next year. The Qatar-based pay TV operator, which has been under pressure of late because of the regional boycott of Qatar by a number of neighbouring states, has […]

BeIN secures Australian cricket deal

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media Group has struck a deal with Cricket Australia to bring cricket to its BeIN Sports service for the first time. According to the company, the deal is the biggest ever cricket board rights deal for the region and will bring the best of Australian and international cricket to a […]

Al Jazeera denounces Israeli shutdown

Al Jazeera has denounced the Israeli government’s decision to close Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Jerusalem and revoke the media credentials of its journalists. Al Jazeera spoke out after Israeli Communications Minister, Ayoub Kara, said during a press conference at the weekend that the government also planned to shut down Al Jazeera’s cable and […]

BeIN Media digital chief leaving

BeIN Media’s director of digital, Olivier Dufour, is leaving the company after five years to return to independent consultancy. “I am leaving #beIN after 5 thrilling years, with exceptional team. Now sharing vision & expertise as consulting with industry leaders,” Dufour said in a Tweet announcing his departure.  Dufour was charged with delivering BeIN Sports […]

Ooredoo taps Harmonic for 4K channel delivery

Qatar-based telecom operator Ooredoo has partnered with Harmonic on the delivery of 4K TV channels in the Middle East. Ooredoo launched what it claimed was the region’s first commercial 4K TV service last month and is using a Harmonic’s Electra video compression solution for all-IP environments. “The FunBox UHD channel is available today for all subscribers […]

BeIN Media adds new VOD services and channels

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has added multiple on-demand service and seven new channels to its offering. The video-on-demand services include a Box Office channel that will showcase Hollywood movies and include subscription and transactional options. BeIN said it would also offer comprehensive catch-up TV functionality. The operator has on-demand deals in place with […]