CNBC extends distribution deal with OSN

Business news channel CNBC has renewed its distribution deal with Middle East pay TV operator OSN. OSN will also make CNBC content available on its OSN Play online on-demand platform.  “Our priority is to provide the largest breadth of premium content that meets all requirements from our subscribers. Having built our credentials as the home […]

Etisalat taps Agama for quality assurance

UAE-based telco Etisalat has selected Agama and its regional business partner Al-Falak to provide quality assurance for its IPTV and OTT services.  Agama and Middle Eastern IT and communications solution provider, Al-Falak, will provide a solution for video service quality and customer experience monitoring, assurance and analytics. Etisalat is implementing Agama’s DTV Monitoring Solution, which […]

OSN taps Imagine for sports transmissions

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has tapped technology provider Imagine Communications to upgrade its sports transmission infrastructure.  According to Imagine, OSN needed to upgrade its existing server network, largely dedicated to its sports channels, to meet rising demand for HD content, with a requirement to ingest 12 simultaneous streams and support a minimum of […]

Vislink appoints new general manager

Broadcast technology provider Vislink has appointed a new general manager to its Dubai office, heading up a team that is focused on sales in the Middle East and Africa. John Aslett takes the role, bringing with him 18 years of sales and management experience in the Middle East, most recently as managing director at regional […]

Ericsson expands Middle East playout services with twofour54 deal

Ericsson has bought the playout business of twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, in a move that will see it offer playout services throughout the region. Ericsson said that, as part of the deal, it will establish a media hub in Abu Dhabi to serve clients across the Middle […]

Dubai Media chooses Arkena’s Cloud4Media

Dubai Media has chosen French media services provider Arkena France to provide technology to support its drive towards a fully automated tapeless content acquisition workflow. Arkena will supply its Cloud4Media solution, which will be integrated into Dubai Media’s existing workflow, ensuring content will be available for cross-department usage and editing before airing, according to Arkena. […]

UAE’s tview metering system passes latest audit

The UAE’s new TV ratings system, tview, has been approved for use by international auditors CESP, clearing the way for its adoption in the Gulf state.  The audit report, which was shown to the media industry at an event hosted by the Media Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi, concluded that tview, which is a meter-based […]

English Club TV on Du

Educational channel English Club TV has struck an agreement for distribution with UAE-based service provider Du.  The channel is now available in Du’s basic package in standard definition. The deal was struck through local agency SAWA Media. English Club TV is represented in the region by reseller Represent TV. “Expats from all over the world […]

Du launches mobile TV app

UAE-based fixed-line operator Du has launched a new mobile TV app, Du View, on the Xbox One platform.  The Du View app, which will enable viewers to watch content on smart TV, iOS and Android devices as well as Xbox game consoles, will initially allow Du TV viewers to watch their subscription packages on multiple […]

Al Arabiya News launches BlackBerry app

Al Arabiya News, the English language platform of the Al Arabiya News Channel, has launched an app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The app is available through the BlackBerry World store and is an extension of the English language Al Arabiya News website, offering articles as well as Al Arabiya News Channel video bulletins and flagship programs […]

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