Advanced Television


GMA partners with Synamedia for PinoyTV cloud delivery in MENA

Video software provider Synamedia announced that GMA Network, a broadcaster in Asia Pacific, has deployed PowerVu to move distribution of its global GMA Pinoy TV service from satellite to the cloud. This migration has already resulted in a better viewing experience for subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with improved reliability and […]

September 13, 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 on Starzplay

Starzplay has secured the exclusive MENA broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup 2023 which takes place in France from September 8th to October 28th. The service will stream all 48 matches live and exclusive to rugby fans across the region. Starzplay launched its sports service last August and has already acquired a line-up of world […]

August 23, 2023By Nik Roseveare

beIN expands Synamedia partnership

beIN Media Group has expanded its partnership with video software provider Synamedia to transform subscribers’ viewing experience with new capabilities that deepen viewer engagement across 24 countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). One of the new features allows sports fans to watch two live matches simultaneously on a single screen. beIN chose Synamedia […]

August 22, 2023

Starzplay ready for Serie A kick off

Football is back this weekend on Starzplay Sports as the new Serie A season kicks off on August 19th. All 380 matches will be broadcast across two channels dedicated to the league, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 & 2 Premium which are exclusively on Starzplay Sports. The first match on the opening day of the 2023/24 […]

August 17, 2023

Starzplay launches MENA Fantasy Sports game

Starzplay, the MENA VoD service, has launched Starzplay Fantasy Sports, a free-to-play Web 3.0 fantasy sports game. Starzplay Fantasy Sports, launched ahead of the new 2023/24 Serie A season, will be exclusively available on StarzplaySports. Players can make predictions around live Serie A matches and other regional leagues, from forecasting scores and possession percentages to […]

August 15, 2023

Starzplay: 70% increase in viewership during Ramadan

Ramadan entertainment continues to be in high demand in MENA and has driven growth in viewership during the Holy Month, according to a viewership analysis by Starzplay, an SVoD service in the region. The platform witnessed a significant increase in viewership across the GCC markets with nearly a 70 per cent increase in unique users […]

May 23, 2023

Mediability establishes in the MENA region

The MENA region is witnessing a surge in demand for advanced, integrated tech solutions tailored to businesses and organisations’ unique needs. To meet this growing market’s needs, Mediability, an independent systems integrator, has established a game-changing presence in Dubai, rooted in traditional system integration but combined with a software centric, cloud-based approach. To address the […]

May 16, 2023

Starzplay appoints Saab in SVP role

Starzplay, the MENA streaming service, has announced the appointment of Tony Saab as the Senior Vice President of Content and Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Saab will be responsible for developing and implementing content acquisition and original production strategies which will further bolster Starzplay’s library of original content and shows. This includes all aspects of […]

May 2, 2023

STN enhances reliability and security of satellite broadcasting in MENA

Broadcasters in the MENA region can now benefit from enhanced reliability and security thanks to global content distribution solutions provider, STN. As part of its existing offering, STN is now able to offer a guarantee of no weather outages and enhanced interference protection when uplinking to Eutelsat 8West B satellite. Zero weather-related outages are assured […]

May 2, 2023

Ayesha’s Gift adapted for screen by Raisah Ahmed

We Are Lady Parts alumna Raisah Ahmed is working on a 6-part TV adaptation of Martin Sixsmith’s book Ayesha’s Gift, the follow up to his BAFTA and Oscar nominated hit Philomena. Ahmed, who is currently developing her debut feature with Film4, will also EP alongside Sixsmith. A family drama, a detective story and a thriller, […]

April 24, 2023