Canal+ Group has acquired the African film studio and international TV network Rok for an undisclosed fee.
The global digital platform Zee5 has embarked on a number of initiatives across several priority markets, with the Middle East being among the first.
SES has signed agreements with the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) that will result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment.
The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) says it has witnessed a new major hacking operation committed by the pirate TV platform beoutQ.
Insight TV has launched its HD channel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on My-HD, the low-pay DTH HD Pay-TV platform in the region.
RT expands its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, by introducing RT France HD to French speakers in the MENA region via Yahlive.
Turner EMEA has appointed Pierre Branco to the role of SVP & GM, Northern Europe and MENAT, in an expansion of Branco’s remit to include the Middle East, Northern Africa, Turkey and Cyprus businesses.
Red Bee Media has extended its contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East.
MENA SVOD revenues will reach $2.13 billion by 2024; or $1.51 billion more than the 2018 total.
Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion.