Advanced Television


Extreme E, Dubai Sports renew partnership

Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has renewed its broadcast partnership with Dubai Sports that will see the sport for purpose championship screened live across the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa for Season 2. Extreme E will continue to highlight the impact climate change has had on the planet, whilst […]

January 24, 2022

RMG extends Dubai Racing Club contracts

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been awarded a further two-year contract by Dubai Racing Club to provide production and distribution services of the next two full horseracing seasons at Meydan Racecourse. The season culminates with the glittering $30.5 million Dubai World Cup card on March 26th 2022 – recognised as one of the most prestigious […]

December 9, 2021

SRM selects NAGRA Conditional Access

Dubai based SAWA Rights Management, a strategic service provider to the MENA broadcast TV industry, has selected NAGRA cloud-based CAS solution to encrypt and secure its premium channels for distribution to commercial properties such as hotels, hospitals, cafés and a wide range of public viewing spaces. “We are excited to work with NAGRA to secure […]

October 27, 2021

OTTera, SAWA form FAST channel partnership

OTT & FAST Channels provider OTTera has partnered with SAWA Rights Management (SAWA), the Dubai based, channel aggregation and distribution company, to meet the growing demand for Free, Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels in the MENA region. The partnership will pair SAWA’s wide range of local channel rights and advertising connections with OTTera’s OTT and […]

October 26, 2021

MENA and The Magpies

As the organisers hope many will gather for the CABSAT 21 expo in Dubai, in the latest issue of Euromedia Chris Forrester offers a reflection on the progress, or otherwise, of TV propositions across the MENA region. Of course, in many ways, MENA is not a region from which any wider conclusions or pointers can […]

October 20, 2021

Viaccess-Orca appoints Elia in MENA Director role

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that Sammer Elia has been appointed as the company’s Business Development Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In his new role, Elia will lead VO’s sales and business development for OTT video, entertainment, […]

October 14, 2021

YahSat supplies broadband to Universal Satcom

YahSat and its YahClick satellite broadband service is working with Hughes Network Systems to provide capacity to Dubai-based Universal Satcom Group. Universal will use the spectrum to provide high-speed services to clients and enterprises within the Middle East and African markets. It will also provide the underserved and unserved communities across the regions with high-quality […]

October 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Desai named OSN interim CEO

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN has seen CEO Patrick Tillieux depart for “personal reasons”, and a new interim CEO appointed in Sangeeta Desai. Faisal Al Ayyar, Chairman of OSN, commented: “The Board is delighted that Sangeeta has accepted the position of Interim CEO, which will increase her involvement with OSN as she works towards the Board’s […]

August 31, 2021By Chris Forrester

Fremantle promotes Us

Fremantle International has announced the promotion of Amac Us to SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe. Since joining Fremantle in 2015, Us has continued to be integral to the company’s finished tape business. Based in Dubai, UAE, the promotion will see the executive now expand his remit to both scripted […]

August 23, 2021

OSN unveils updated OTT platform

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN launched its OTT service a month ago but has used a local round-table to outline the benefits of the technology. CEO Patrick Tillieux and CTO Peter Riz stressed that the new technology was extremely flexible, and able to be improved and evolve with market demands. Also present was David Kovacs, CTO […]

June 22, 2021By Chris Forrester