Shahid picks ThinkAnalytics for content discovery

Leading Arabic streamer Shahid has announced a deal with ThinkAnalytics to deploy its content discovery tech. The MBC Group-owned streamer will utilise the Think360 personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform for its platform, with the deployment set to go live in the summer with support for Arabic, English and French languages. Shahid said that […]

MBC’s Shahid to be MENA home of WWE

Mixed martial arts giant WWE has teamed up with Middle Eastern media outfit MBC Group in a broadcast partnership that will see MBC’s video on demand streaming service, Shahid, become the new home of WWE in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the MENA region.  The partnership includes all WWE premium live events, kicking off […]

WarnerMedia hires Asia chief for HBO Max

WarnerMedia has hired Jason Monteiro from MENA streamer Shahid to lead its direct-to-consumer operations across Southeast Asia, including the transition of HBO Go to become HBO Max. Monteiro becomes GM of HBO Max Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan with immediate effect, linking up with fellow Shahid alum Johannes Larcher, who leads HBO Max outside […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max hires exec from Mid-East streamer Shahid to lead in Lat Am

WarnerMedia has hired another senior exec from the Middle East’s MBC Group to lead its streaming service HBO Max in Latin America. Luis Duran will join the company in February as general manager of the SVOD in Lat Am, reporting into Johannes Larcher, who left MBC-owned streamer Shahid last year to become the head of […]