Al Jazeera’s new French sports channels BeIn Sport 1 and 2 are rapidly announcing carriage contracts, such as with cabler Numericable and Orange TV.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has inked three new distribution deals in the Middle East region, with local broadcasters in Egypt, Qatar and Dubai. The multi-year deals license broadcast rights to feature films from the Sony Pictures library across a wide variety of genres and decades.
For the first time, SPT has made content distribution deals with Al Rayyan in Qatar and the Egyptian-based television network, Rotana, which will broadcast the features on its multi channel platform. Meanwhile in Dubai, SPT has confirmed a new distribution deal with national broadcaster Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), who will air their selection on Dubai One.
UPC Netherlands is adding the DanceTrippin music channel to its line-up. The operator also made some channels in its adult entertainment offer, replacing Playboy TV with Dutch-based soft Passie TV and Hustler TV with hardcore Passie XXX.