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.
My-HD-Pay TV platform in the MENA region will carry SPI International’s channels for another three years.
Content owners and rights holders incur an annual loss of $750 million in MENA, according to Aditya Verma, senior legal counsel, OSN.
StarTimes and SMiT are to jointly launch CI Plus 1.3 CAM with an operator profile function on the African market.
The MENA region will have 20.80 million movie and TV series SVOD subscribers by 2023, up from the 5.22 million recorded by end-2017.
The Formula 1 organisation has launched an investigation into the illegal broadcasts by Saudi broadcaster BeoutQ.