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Es’hailSat, AXESS Networks partnership

AXESS Networks, a provider of satellite communications solutions, and Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have announced a strategic partnership agreement to provide Teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. AXESS offers teleport and satellite communications services globally to customers in a range of industries including oil […]

January 9, 2023

Starzplay streams ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Starzplay will stream every match from the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in partnership with eVision, the media, and entertainment division of e& life (part of e&). Cricket fans can watch all 45 games live on Starzplay and subscribers to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament pass will be able to stream all […]

October 18, 2022

AFC, beIN sign long-term MENA deal

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and beIN Media Group have agreed a new long-term deal in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region covering the AFC’s competitions over three cycles up to 2032. For the initial 2022-2024 period, the agreement grants beIN – whose flagship channel is beIN Sports – exclusive rights to all […]

October 6, 2022

SPI’s Dizi, Gametoon on evision in MENA

SPI/FilmBox, a Canal+ company and evision, the media & entertainment division of e& life, have extended their distribution agreement to include Gametoon and Dizi channels in MENA. This is in addition to SPI’s existing bouquet of linear offerings already available via evision in the Middle East. eLife TV  subscribers can access the Dizi channel through […]

October 4, 2022

Extreme E signs STARZPLAY deal

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has announced its latest broadcast agreement with streaming service, STARZPLAY Arabia.STARZPLAY will stream Extreme E’s live races in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), as well as highlights, magazine, preview and review show in English, on its platform.Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “Extreme […]

September 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Arabsat chief: “DTH steady in MENA”

Arabsat’s chief strategy officer, Abdulhadi Al Hasani, speaking at the recent World Satellite Business Week, says that the operator’s DTH television broadcasting is steady and not showing any decline. Al Hasani said that one of the reasons for the strength of DTH is that streaming services are not well established in the region. He admitted […]

September 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

beIN Sports MENA renews Bundesliga rights

beIN Sports, the flagship channel of the beIN Media Group, has renewed the rights to broadcast the Bundesliga in all 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in a three-year deal. The German top-flight returns to the beIN Sports channels this weekend with FC Bayern München travelling to FC Union Berlin on […]

August 31, 2022

STARZPLAY Sports launching in MENA

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD platform, has unveiled STARZPLAY Sports, an all-new streaming service dedicated to sports fans. Going live on August 12th, STARZPLAY Sports seeks to disrupt the sporting entertainment scene by bringing together the most popular live sport events under one platform. Subscribers to STARZPLAY Sports will be able to Italian football from Serie […]

August 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Luna PR acquires Cointelegraph MENA franchise

Luna PR, a blockchain PR and marketing agency, is bringing Cointelegraph to the Middle East and North Africa. This acquisition will be integral to the blockchain industry by bringing greater exposure and viewership to projects and activities in the region. Cointelegraph was founded in 2013 and, since then, has been the leading independent publication focusing […]

July 11, 2022

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