Advanced Television


Dubai World Cup horseracing to air in 150 countries

The $30.5million Dubai World Cup horseracing fixture at Meydan Racecourse on March 30th will be seen in around 150 countries in all corners of the globe. There are 33 individual Group / Grade 1 winners entered across the eight thoroughbred races, headlined by the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline. Dubai Racing […]

March 28, 2024

Dubai WRC approves GEO power limits

While much of the world has been focussing on Dubai for its COP28 Climate Change conference, the satellite world has been quietly busy at the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) – which wraps on December 15th. But initial news from the Dubai World Trade Centre, at least for geo-stationary operators, seems good although the decision […]

December 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

TheSmallBigIdea opens Dubai office

TheSmallBigIdea (TSBI), a full-service independent digital agency announces its foray into the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region with its office in Dubai, marking its international expansion. Having built an impressive portfolio in diverse sectors, including Entertainment, Sports, Fashion, Real Estate, BFSI, E-Commerce and Technology in India, TheSmallBigIdea now intends to harness their strengths […]

December 14, 2023

Baseball United partners with Sunset+Vine

Dubai-based Baseball United, the region’s first professional baseball league, has announced that sports producer Sunset+Vine has been appointed to deliver the television coverage of the Baseball United’s inaugural All-Star Showcase, taking place on November 24th and 25th at Dubai International Stadium. The Showcase will include a two-game series between Baseball United’s East All-Stars and West […]

November 16, 2023

Ideal Systems integrates AI, NDI, Metaverse for blinx in Dubai

Ideal Systems has successfully delivered a state-of-the-art Media Creation Hub for Dubai based blinx, a youth-oriented media and news organisation for the Middle East. The new Hub creates multi-platform content to resonate with digital native Gen-Z and Millennials by being diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant. The facility includes a next gen metaverse / extended reality […]

November 7, 2023

The 10th Asian Awards take place in Dubai this October

The Asian Awards will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the iconic Museum of the Future in Dubai on October 7th. Founded by Paul Sagoo OBE, the awards have been recognising the very best of Asian talent across all sectors of human achievement since their inception in 2010. The event, which has become one of […]

May 9, 2023

CABSAT 2023 on track to reveal the next frontier of content

CABSAT 2023, the flagship event for broadcast, satellite, content creation, production, distribution, and digital media and entertainment industries is set to attract more than 14,000 visitors, 340 exhibitors, and 120 speakers, and have over 120 countries represented when it is held from May 16th to 18th, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With the Middle […]

March 7, 2023

MBC, Barajoun animation partnership

Dubai-based broadcasting giant MBC is linking with Arabic animation house Barajoun Entertainment to co-produce five Arabic language animated feature films over the next three years. MBC’s Shahid VIP streaming service will air the originals exclusively. MBC Drama and Shahid VIP Content Tareq Al-Ibrahim, commented: “It is important for us to tell stories that reflect the […]

June 9, 2022

OSN relaunches with revamped line-up

Dubai-based OSN used the CabSat show in Dubai to relaunch its branded bundle of pay-TV channels. OSN says the relaunch includes refreshed on-screen branding and 18 exclusive curated channels with 9 new or revamped channels. In its statement, OSN says: [The new look] is designed to deliver a distinct and world-class scheduled TV experience, OSN […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mayweather vs Moore goes to FITE for global distribution

FITE has been granted PPV rights to major global territories including the UK, Ireland the US, Canada, Germany and Australia and more, providing its streaming services and device-agnostic options for The Global Titans Fight Series, on May 14th. The event features legendary undefeated champion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) returning to the ring to […]

May 3, 2022