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FIFA Arab Cup draws record viewership for beIN

beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN Sports, revealed that it has achieved record-setting viewership figures of over 450 million cumulative views during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 that was held from November 30th to December 18th 2021. In a move to make such a regionally […]

January 5, 2022

Hisense to unveil 8K Laser TV at CES

Chinese consumer electronics giant Hisense is to unveil its 8K TriChroma Laser TV at CES, which boasts a 120″ screen. While the unit’s price – at around $5,999 – might be beyond the reach of most homes, Hisense is also addressing the mass market with a competitively priced ‘entry level’ series of 4K products (E6H […]

January 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

beIN celebrates 1 year until World Cup 2022

The countdown continues towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup, marked by beIN Media Group with the release of an exclusive behind-the-scenes original film featuring some of the world’s biggest football stars, ahead of the event in November 2022. beIN is the official broadcaster of the tournament in France and in 24 countries across the Middle […]

November 22, 2021

Ericsson, Ooredoo partner for World Cup 2022 5G

Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar are partnering to ensure that hundreds of thousands of football fans from around the world will have access to next-gen 5G connectivity experiences possible – inside several event stadiums and across the country – when Qatar hosts the football World Cup in November and December 2022. The partners will provide network […]

November 16, 2021

Eleven acquires AFC rights in 6 new markets

The Eleven Group is set to launch in multiple territories across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, with a D2C service at the heart of the project. By 2022, Eleven will be delivering for fans in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines with plans to expand further in the near future. […]

October 6, 2021

Globecast, Gravity Media to provide end-to-end production & connectivity at 2022 football event

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media and content management, has announced it’s partnering with Gravity Media, the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, to provide end-to-end production and connectivity services to customers at next year’s major football event. Gravity Media will be providing a […]

October 5, 2021

Forecast: AME telcos to add 7.5m 5G subs in 2021

The total number of 5G subscribers in Africa and the Middle East (AME) will reach 10.4 million by 2021, with the majority of 5G networks being in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Israel, and South Africa, forecasts GlobalData. According to the data and analytics company, 7.58 million 5G subscribers will be added in 2021, […]

October 1, 2021

Al Jazeera hit by cyber-attack

Qatari news network Al Jazeera says it has suffered “continual” hacking attempts over the past few days. It stressed that hackers had not succeeded in their attempts to disrupt output. It comes following similar news of rumoured cyber attacks on Cox. Al Jazeera’s websites and platforms experienced “continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and […]

June 11, 2021

Greece: Antenna TV scores World Cup 2022 rights

Following the tender process in Greece to acquire the media rights to the World Cup 2022, FIFA has awarded them to Antenna TV. Antenna TV will provide daily free-to-air coverage of the tournament, with at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, to be shown via its primary channel, Ant1TV. All […]

May 25, 2021

fuboTV launches content studio; LiveRamp partnership

At 2021 IAB NewFronts, fuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform in the US, announced the launch of a branded content studio for advertisers, and a partnership with LiveRamp to enhance its addressable advertising capabilities. Through the new studio, advertisers can collaborate with fuboTV’s creative team to create custom branded content to air on Fubo […]

May 4, 2021