Advanced Television


MBC Group renews partnership with Parrot Analytics

MBC Group, the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has announced the renewal of its strategic partnership with Parrot Analytics, the content valuation and global entertainment analytics firm. Through this collaboration, Parrot Analytics has broadened its scope and deepened its insights into the Arabic-speaking entertainment market. By working […]

April 17, 2024

La Gran Carpa Catedral signs Eutelsat distribution deal

Eutelsat Group has announced a new multi-year partnership with Puerto Rico-based La Gran Carpa Catedral (LGCC), a non-profit institution, to provide satellite distribution services across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Europe. This collaboration leverages the wide coverage of the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite to deliver the LGCC TV channel to audiences […]

April 16, 2024

Incredible Film, beIN sign distribution deal for Saïd & Anna

International sales agent Incredible Film has announced a distribution deal with beIN Neo, part of the beIN Media Group, for the live action pre-school series Saïd & Anna. beIN Neo will handle distribution of the series across MENA territories, where Saïd & Anna will be available in Arabic, English and French on free to air, […]

April 8, 2024

beIN signs long-term F1 MENA rights deal

beIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship in 25 countries, spanning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as Türkiye, from the start of the 2024 season until the end of the 2033 season. Under the new 10-year agreement, subscribers across MENA and Türkiye to beIN’s […]

February 29, 2024

NileSat, Es’hailSat strategic partnership

Egyptian-based NileSat and Qatari-based Es’hailSat have signed a strategic partnership agreement for cooperation in satellite services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The agreement means that NileSat, via Es’hailSat, has access to the Arabsat orbital ‘hot spot’ of 25.5/26 degrees East where Es’hailSat also has satellite coverage. Es’hailSat, in return can now […]

February 8, 2024By Chris Forrester

Riedel Networks, Kalaam strengthen MENA motorsport events

Riedel Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Kalaam Carrier Solutions, a digital solutions provider headquartered in Bahrain, to enhance the MENA region’s motorsports experience and establish a permanent network infrastructure. “Collaborating with Riedel Networks on this endeavor has allowed Kalaam to continue to cater to strategic industries and mission-critical projects within the GCC, such […]

February 8, 2024

Forecast: MENA pay-TV to lose $1.6bn

MENA’s pay-TV revenues will fall by $1.6 billion (€1.46bn) between peak year 2016 and 2029, mainly as a result of the OTT push and widespread piracy, according to the Middle East and North Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries will drop by 43 per cent […]

January 22, 2024

Viasat Energy expands agreement with Es’hailSat

Es’hailSat, Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that Viasat Energy Services, a business unit of Viasat, has added multiple transponders on Es’hail-1 satellite located at the 25.5⁰ East hotspot and will avail itself of Teleport Services from Es’hailSat’s 50,000 sqm facility in Doha to provide VSAT services across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Viasat […]

January 8, 2024

Rotana’s HD channels now on Es’hail-2

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that nine HD television channels from Rotana Group are now available on Es’hail-2 satellite located at the 26⁰ East hotspot covering Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This is part of a multi-channel, multi-year deal between Rotana and Es’hailSat which adds to the premium television channel video […]

December 14, 2023

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