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Spotify adds Rotana’s catalogue

Spotify and Rotana Music have signed a licensing agreement that will see Rotana’s once-exclusive music catalogue to be available on Spotify across the Middle East and North Africa, and other markets where the service is live. Rotana Music is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman, and its catalogue features some […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arabsat signs Rotana contract

Alhamedi Alanezi, Arabsat’s new CEO, helping to represent the satellite operator at CabSat in Dubai, has signed a 14 channel exclusive renewal contract with media network Rotana. Alanezi signed the agreement which, as well as the exclusive HD channels, also covers eight others in Standard Definition. The new agreement is for three years and sees […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Alchimie, Rotana launch Arabic SVoD movie service

OTT subscription video platform Alchimie is partnering with Middle Eastern media giant Rotana Media Group jointly to publish, manage and distribute a new SVoD movie service, branded AflamPlus TV. AflamPlus TV will be distributed by Alchimie across its European SVoD network (excluding France) and will be available on all main digital platforms including the Alchimie […]

April 20, 2021

Panel: “Satellite good for 20 more years, at least”

A recent Eutelsat-organised Webinar heard comments from Rotana’s COO Michael Cairns. Asked in simple terms how Rotana saw its immediate challenges, he said that they had launched two new channels during the Covid crises (for Kids and Comedy) and the broadcaster had also supplied many of its programmes to OTT platforms (such as Shahid, OSN […]

November 24, 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