Advanced Television


CNN to launch CNN Business Arabic

International Media Investments (IMI) and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) have signed an agreement for a partnership that will see the creation of CNN Business Arabic, a dedicated digital business platform from the MENA region for Arabic speakers, which will be launched in Q4 2022. Developed and operated by IMI in partnership with CNN, CNN Business […]

June 20, 2022

Rotana TV channels launch on Freeview

Arabic entertainment TV channels Rotana Cinema and Rotana Khalijia have launched in the UK on Freeview via Channelbox. Both channels offer conten from a large library of Arabic movies, series and general entertainment programmes.  Rotana is one of the largest media house producers in the Arab world. “We are honoured to work with Rotana Media. […]

March 16, 2022

NINETNINE partners with BluTV

NINETNINE, the disruptive content provider to digital and media platforms, has signed an agreement with Turkey’s first and largest local SVOD service, BluTV, that will see the two companies jointly launch Helwa TV, a new live linear entertainment TV channel on March 15th.  BluTV, where Discovery is also a strategic investor, is Turkey’s first and […]

March 3, 2022

Al Hayba licensed for international adaptation

In a trend-setting deal from the Middle East, the format of Al Hayba, one of the region’s most successful 5-season Sociocultural Drama series, was acquired by one of Turkey’s leading production houses Ay Yapim. In the Arab World, Ay Yapim is recognized for their hit series Forbidden Love (Al Ishk Al Memnu) which is considered […]

November 2, 2021

Asharq News selects Icareus Playout EPG solution

Asharq News has selected Icareus’ broadcast platform Icareus Playout EPG platform to manage and distribute EPG data of the news channel distributed via satellite. Asharq News, launched in November 2020, is a 24/7, multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through the […]

October 7, 2021

Accedo powers Arabic SVoD service from TenTime

Accedo has enabled TenTime to expand the availability of content on its SVoD service to Connected TV platforms, delivering international (dubbed in Arabic) and Arabic series, movies and TV shows, in addition to its vast Original Productions to be launched in October 2021. The TenTime Connected TV apps were developed and launched using Accedo Elevate, […]

September 23, 2021

OSN goes live with ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics has announced that OSN, an entertainment hub in the MENA region, has gone live with Think360 on its OSN Streaming service in more than 20 markets, providing subscribers with a personalised user experience, including an enhanced recommendations and sophisticated search engine. Think360 is a critical part of OSN’s digital transformation which included a complete […]

September 8, 2021

Netflix adds Arabic movie catalogue

Netflix is releasing a new catalogue of 44 movies blending iconic and Arabic contemporary films, including the works of notable directors like Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Marie Jacir, Laila Marrakchi and many more. Netflix subscribers will have the opportunity to discover (or rediscover) cinematic masterpieces that constitute an important part […]

June 18, 2020