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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

MBC channels launch on Le Bouquet Maghreb

THEMA Company, a specialist of the edition and distribution of multicultural audiovisual contents, and a subsidiary of Canal+ International, has announced the integration of seven channels from MBC portfolio, commercialised in exclusivity within the offering of “Le Bouquet Maghreb” and “Le Bouquet Maghreb+”, available on all French operators. Since October 1st, the premium channels MBC […]

October 6, 2021

Ninetnine signs European distribution agreement with MBC

Ninetnine, a provider of content distribution services to cable and OTT platforms, has signed an agreement with MBC Group, a media company in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). The multi-year agreement, which begins on October 1st, will see Ninetnine become the exclusive distributor of MBC channels in Europe with TV rights to its […]

September 30, 2021

Extreme E signs with MENA’s MBC

Extreme E, the off-road electric race championship, has confirmed that the Middle East’s extreme sports and adventure satellite channel, MBC ACTION, will televise all five of the series’ X Prixs across its territories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. AlUla, Saudi Arabia will host Extreme E’s inaugural race, and people from 23 […]

March 15, 2021

MBC Group chooses WHATS’ON to manage on-demand and linear

MBC GROUP, a media company in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, has chosen WHATS’ON — the BMS by MEDIAGENIX — to replace their current Broadcast Management Systems and manage all their on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process. Aus Alzubaidi, Senior Manager – Tech Ops at MBC GROUP commented: “After […]

February 16, 2021

Barnett rejoins MBC as CEO

In October 2019 it was announced that Sam Barnett would be leaving his CEO role at MBC, the Dubai-based broadcasting giant. He was in post for some 17 years. He stayed on as an ‘advisor’ to the business, but has now returned as CEO of the MBC Group. Barnett is replacing Marc Antoine d’Halluin who […]

December 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

MBC GROUP chooses Nextologies

Nextologies, a custom, end-to-end broadcast solutions provider, announced today that MBC GROUP (Middle East Broadcasting Center) a media company in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), has chosen Nextologies to provide broadcast grade signal transport and technology services for 8 new live Rotana channels that have launched on MBC’s OTT platform Shahid VIP. Shahid […]

December 10, 2020

MBC, Rotana sign carriage agreement

MBC Group and Rotana Media,  the Arab broadcasting groups, have signed a new carriage agreement. MBC operates an OTT platform, Shahid VIP, and a new agreement means that Rotana’s considerable movie slate, drama series and other channels are now all carried by the platform. Described as a “long-term partnership” the deal will allow Shahid VIP […]

November 24, 2020By Chris Forrester

MBC content on Facebook Watch

Dubai-based broadcasting giant MBC has signed an exclusive Entertainment Partnership with Facebook’s MENA region. The deal gives Facebook Watch access to some 20,000 videos. The content comes from an assortment of MBC channels including Mbc1, Mbc2, Mbc4, Mbc Masr, Mbc Drama, Mbc the Voice, Mbc the Voice Kids and OTT service Shahid. Content will involve […]

October 8, 2020By Chris Forrester