Advanced Television


C4 scores rights to FIFA Club World Cup final

Chelsea’s bid to become FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 Champions will be live on Channel 4 – if they make the final. Channel 4 has won the terrestrial television rights to show the match which will be live on Channel 4 from 4pm on February 12th if Chelsea win their semi-final. Their semi-final, against […]

February 1, 2022

SPI International’s Dizi joins du

SPI/FilmBox, in collaboration with UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has announced the launch of Dizi on du’s TV platform in the UAE. du will offer SPI’s premium Turkish drama hub Dizi in the ‘Arabic Essential’ package.“Turkish series became a global phenomenon in recent years and they are exceptionally popular in the […]

December 22, 2021

Pixellot exands into the UAE with CAM Plus Sport

Following its expansion in Israel, the US, Europe and some regions in APAC, Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, has announced it is now operating in the UAE. The company has partnered with CAM Plus Sport, a Dubai-based sports system integrator, to enable amateur sports clubs and schools across the United […]

December 20, 2021

Study: UAE kids most tech-addicted

Parents have been complaining about their children spending too much time in front of screens since the invention of television, and since the rise of technology, fewer youngsters are spending time outside, favouring their tech devices in their bedrooms, notes online contact lens retailer Lenstore. With excessive screen time leaving us exposed to a number […]

November 5, 2021

Al Hayba licensed for international adaptation

In a trend-setting deal from the Middle East, the format of Al Hayba, one of the region’s most successful 5-season Sociocultural Drama series, was acquired by one of Turkey’s leading production houses Ay Yapim. In the Arab World, Ay Yapim is recognized for their hit series Forbidden Love (Al Ishk Al Memnu) which is considered […]

November 2, 2021

i24NEWS launches in Australia

i24NEWS is now available in Australia on Flash, Australia’s biggest news streaming service, offering more than 20 leading global and local news sources streamed live. Flash CEO Julian Ogrin said in a statement announcing the new service that Flash is a “game changer” for news content lovers and will “transform the way Australians consume the […]

October 20, 2021

Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night on FITE

Super Boxing League (SBL) will present the Amir Khan Crypto Fight Night on October 16th at La Perle DBX in Dubai. The first of its kind event, supported by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Savy Capital, will showcase the UAE as a future hub of Blockchain while bringing the growing crypto and boxing communities […]

October 12, 2021

Yahsat mulling 2 new satellites

The UAE government has instructed Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat to study market demand and to assess the need for two new satellites which could launch in 2026. The UAE, via Al Yah (Yahsat) already operates Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 and the potential of two new craft Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5. […]

October 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

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

Yahsat selects SpaceX for Thuraya launch

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat used the Satellite 2021 show in Washington DC to announce that they have selected SpaceX to launch its upcoming mobile connectivity and broadband Thuraya 4-NGS satellite. The satellite will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2023. The craft is being built by Airbus. Yahsat says […]

September 10, 2021By Chris Forrester