Advanced Television


Mangomolo, Rotana Media launch FAST channels in Middle East

Mangomolo, a full-service OTT video platform provider, and Rotana, an Arabic Media Conglomerate, have launched Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) channels to rapidly stream radio content for users across the Arab world. Mangomolo enables Rotana to deliver 24-hour streaming of three FAST radio channels offering Khaleeji music, Egyptian hits and others via the Fannbox app. […]

September 6, 2023

1001 exceeds 1m unique users

1001, a new VoD platform in the Arabic-language entertainment space backed by Iraqi media and television group – Al Sharqiya – has exceeded 1 million unique users across its various platforms within less than three weeks of its launch.  Developed with the aim of delivering diverse and engaging content to Arab audiences, 1001 includes a comprehensive […]

May 3, 2023

Starzplay launching first Arabic original series

Starzplay, the MENA streaming platform, has announced the launch of Starzplay’s first Arabic language original, Kaboos. The series is set to stream on the platform starting from February 9th. Set in different eras and across countries in the MENA region, Kaboos is a modern-day retelling of Arab folklore. The series takes viewers on a journey […]

January 26, 2023

CNN Business Arabic goes live

CNN Business Arabic has launched as a digital business platform offering global and regional economic, business, and finance news, facts and analysis for Arabic speakers around the world. In addition to covering breaking news about key markets and industry sectors, CNN Business Arabic will offer original shows to engage audiences, along with podcasts, and exclusive […]

January 16, 2023

Shahid now on KONKA smart TVs

Technology company KONKA Group and MBC Group, a media company in the MENA region, have announced a strategic partnership that will allow all KONKA Android (version 11 and up) and webOS smart television users in MENA countries to quickly access MBC’s Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform, via the homepage launch bar or the Shahid App. […]

December 7, 2022

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