UAE


E-Vision takes lead in MENA with new audience measurement system

UAE-based pay TV provider E-Vision has launched a new audience measurement initiative identifying audience preferences and trends from eLife, the Middle East’s largest IPTV service. The Television Audience Measurement (TAM) system identifies the number of views and the interests of TV viewers, so that TV stations can develop their programmes to match the desires of […]

M6 international channel secures distribution in Canada and UAE

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema, as the distribution partner of M6 Group’s international channel, has announced two major launches for the channel in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Launched in 2019 in Africa, M6 International claims to bring together the best of M6 group programmes, for international viewers. The channel, which styles itself as “a […]

Etisalat taps Synamedia for SwitchTV streaming launch

UAE-based service provider Etisalat has tapped Synamedia’s cloud TV capability for the launch of its new direct-to-consumer streaming offering SwitchTV. The new service is based on Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform and video network portfolio. Etisalat is leaning on Synamedia’s technology to deliver a multi-screen service with both free and premium live TV channels, catch-up […]

Byron Allen targeting Middle East after securing du deal

US producer and channel provider Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios has secured carriage for seven of its global television networks in the United Arab Emirates on the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC)-owned du telecom platform. Allen said that this distribution deal, which was facilitated by SAWA Rights Management, is part of a wider arrangement that will soon extend to […]

E-Vision taps Synamedia for multi-country, multi-tenant OTT service

UAE service provider Etisalat’s E-Vision subsidiary has chosen Synamedia’s Infinite platform to underpin a new multi-country, multi-tenant OTT service for the Middle East. The E-Vision service is already live in Egypt and is set for a launch in Saudi Arabia soon, with other markets to follow. The multi-tenant, cloud-based service is designed to give operators […]

BBC retains FA Cup rights until 2025 

The BBC has agreed a new four-year deal that will see it continue to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup until 2025. The agreement was struck with the Football Association (FA) and will start at the beginning of the 2021/22 season, covering live match coverage, highlights and clip rights. The BBC will broadcast up to 18 […]

OSN hails win in battle to keep DishTV India out of Gulf

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has hailed the decision of a UAE court to reject an appeal against the sentencing for piracy of an illicit DishTV India dealer in the country. The UAE’s highest Court, the Court of Cassation, sentenced the dealer to three-months imprisonment and a fine of AED 50,000 for infringing the […]

BeIN Media to distribute sports channels on Etisalat

Qatar-based BeIN Media has struck a deal with UAE service provider Etisalat to distribute its four dedicated sports channels live with coverage of the FIFA World Cup in the UHD format for the first time. The agreement means that Etisalat’s eLife subscribers will be able to view BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from […]

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 […]

Mediapro producing VR coverage of UAE football

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro is to produce a virtual reality live broadcast of the UAE football league, covering a minimum of 10 of the best remaining matches from the current season. The UAE professional football league has teamed up with Mediapro Middle East to enable live-streaming in VR of matches of the Arabian Gulf […]

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