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 […]

Al Aan TV HD broadcasting on Arabsat

Arabic entertainment channel Al Aan TV HD has begun broadcasting on the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite at 26° East. Al Aan TV’s exclusive deal with Arabsat will enable it reach over 100 territories in the satellite operator’s footprint in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. Wael Al Buti, Arabsat CCO said: “Al Aan TV is […]

Parrot Analytics: clean sweep for Netflix in UAE in-demand list

There were no big surprises in Parrot Analytics’ list of the most ‘in-demand’ digital originals in the United Arab Emirates for the week from November 13-19, with Stranger Things topping a Netflix-dominated list. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions […]

OSN welcomes arrest of illegal cable operators

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has welcomed the arrest of three individuals alleged to be behind a large-scale illegal cable operation in Kuwait. According to Kuwait’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three Indian men have been arrested after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable […]

OSN launches kids channel with Mega Max Media

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has launched a new kids channel, OSN Kids Zone, in partnership with Mega Max Media and Middle East distributor Magmedia International. The channel, aimed at kids aged two to eight, incudes shows such as Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, Transformers Rescue Bots, Heroes of the City and My […]

My-HD taps Conax for service-based content security

Middle East-based pay TV outfit My-HD has tapped Conax to provide cloud-based content security for its service in the MENA region. Dubai-based My-HD Media is using the Conax Contego-as-a-Service platform, the first Middle East operator to use the service-based offering from the technology company. Carmen Chen, chairman of the board, My-HD Media, said: “With operational […]

Paramount Channel added to OSN

Viacom has agreed an expanded deal with OSN and its Nickelodeon, NickToon and Paramount Channel will now all be carried on the Middle Eastern pay TV platform. The Teen Nick On Demand service will also be added as part of the new deal. Paramount Channel, which internationally is movie-focused although a new Paramount net is […]

OSN revamps offering with flexible packages as competition bites

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has revamped its offering with new packs and new price points in the wake of an extensive customer research project across 40,000 homes in the region. The new services will be made commercially available from tomorrow. The company is offering customers a choice of new sports, movies and entertainment […]

Icflix extends reach in Pakistan through PTCL deal

Middle East and North Africa-focused on-demand streaming service Icflix has struck a deal with IT and entertainment provider PTCL to extend its presence in Pakistan. Under the terms of the deal, PTCL customers will be able to view high- Icflix content on PTCL Smart TV, which offers viewers range of content and is available in […]

OSN adding new on-demand services and movie channel from Disney

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck an extended deal with Disney, enabling it to launch four additional services – Disney Channel Pop Pick Play, Disney Forever, Disney English and Disney Channel Hindi as branded on-demand services and as part of the OSN Play service. The agreement also covers first-pay movies from across The […]