Saudi Arabia

Kipco rejects US$3.2 billion offer for OSN stake

Kuwait Projects Company (Kipco) has reportedly rejected a US$3.2 billion (€2.4 billion) offer from an unnamed US private equity group for a majority stake in pay TV operator OSN. The private equity group’s offer comprised US$2.4 billion in cash and a further UIS$800 million that would have been subject to certain conditions being met, for […]

MENA pay TV revenues set to jump 83%

Pay TV revenues in the Middle East and North Africa are set to climb by more than 83% between 2010 and 2020, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.  The Digital TV Middle East & North Africa Forecasts report claims that total pay TV revenues in this region will climb from US$3.05 billion (€2.25 […]

Arris to supply TV infrastructure for Saudi industrial cities

Video and broadband technology provider Arris has secured a contract to provide cable and IPTV infrastructure for the petrochemical industry cities of Jubai and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia. Saudi government organisation the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJ) has commissioned Arris to deliver an overall system including a centralised video and optical headend, HFC […]

EMC and Arabsat sign deal for hosted Ka-band payload

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has signed a deal with Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) whereby the latter has designed and acquired, on an exclusive basis, a hosted Ka-band payload to be carried onboard the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite. According to Arabsat, this will be the first multi-purpose hosted Ka-band payload to cover the EMEA and Central […]

YahLive adds Saudi HD channels

UAE-based DTH operator YahLive has added a bouquet of Saudi HD TV channels to its line-up. YahLive subscribers now have access to channels Saudi 1, Quran Kareem, El Sunnah, El Ekhbariya, El thaqafiya and Sport 1 in high definition. Mohamed Youssif, CEO of YahLive, said:  “This partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information […]

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