2020 Deals

Industry speculation surrounding Lebanese Ramadan Series

08 April 2020

Until last year, the Lebanese content creation industry was on the rise, in terms of both quality and quantity of Dramas released during the peak season. 15 brand new titles aired last Ramadan, 25% more than the year before according to mena.tv’s exclusive annual Ramadan report.

Pandemic causes a huge jump in MENA region’s TV and streaming audiences

08 April 2020

As quarantine becomes the new norm, new research suggests that people are watching more and more TV content, both on channels and streaming services.

Kalevala World Ltd presents its TV / VOD drama series in development to the global financiers, producers and distributors

08 April 2020

‘’ KALEVALA – The Return of The Golden Age’’ It’s a mythical adventure which explores one of the most important issues of our time: The interdependence and unity of human life with Nature.

Egypt’s Content Creation industry staying strong in the face of Corona Virus

08 April 2020

Producers of Egyptian Dramas and TV Content, announced that the Ramadan line-up of TV Dramas and shows so far will remain un altered. Egypt is amongst numerous countries affected by the pandemic. The Content Creation industry around the globe is suffering, with many big budget productions being cancelled or postponed.

OSN launches streaming service with new branding and even more exclusive content

08 April 2020

OSN has today announced the unveiling of its new streaming service available on osn.com and OSN mobile and tv apps. Featuring a fresh new brand identity and the largest entertainment content ever, OSN brings an unrivalled offer of quality content though its channels via cable and satellite, and on-demand via its streaming app.

Egypt’s UMS provides Watch iT! VOD services free of charge after Government imposes curfews and travel bans.

08 April 2020

After the decision to partially ban the movement of citizens; to generate entertainment in each Egyptian house during the period of banning the movement of citizens declared from the government, and participating with the Egyptian family in enjoying watching Egyptian drama, programs and films.

mena.tv CEO Nick Grande announces free services in solidarity with global content community

19 March 2020

TV has a vital role to play at the moment: inspiring people, keeping them informed and offering an escape from the monotony of quarantine. We at mena.tv are a small team, but we are privileged to be in a position to be able to connect buyers and sellers of TV content at a time when business continuity is under threat.

Weyyak Launches its premium digital web series

19 March 2020

Weyyak Launches its premium digital web series with a variety of Youth Oriented content ranging from Action, Thriller, Comedy, Drama & Romance. Users can subscribe to watch this exclusive content along with enjoying additional features such as Ad free streaming, continue watching and a lot of new upcoming exclusive content.

Miss Farah delivers another audience hit for MBC

19 March 2020

Miss Farah” is the latest MBC4 acquisition to hit the spot with TV audiences, and is now also airing on the regional streaming giant Shahid

Watch STARZPLAY Original Series ‘Baghdad Central’ exclusively on STARZPLAY starting 12 February

19 March 2020

STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in the MENA region, presents its original series, the crime drama Baghdad Central, available exclusively on the platform from 12 February 2020.

Saudi Prodex opens its doors in Riyadh this week

11 February 2020

Saudi Prodex starts on Wednesday and promises to open up the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the global content market like never before

Weyyak Reveals its First Original Arabic Content for Ramadan 2020

11 February 2020

As part of its ongoing strategic planning initiatives, Weyyak has kickstarted 2020 by announcing their first original content production, for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

Cedars Art Production "Al Sabbah Brothers" concludes global format rights deal with Disney for the TV comedy classic "The Golden Girls"

09 February 2020

Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers) announces their first collaboration with Disney "Nissa’ Menn Thahab”, their first collaboration with Disney. The premiering of the Egyptian series will be during the month of Ramadan 2020.

mena.tv investor presentation in Dubai on Wednesday evening

09 February 2020

The global Equity platform Eureeca will be holding is first Pitch Night for investors on Wednesday evening, showcasing exciting upcoming start-up business investment opportunities

CABSAT to host ContentScape screenings in purpose-built cinema

09 February 2020

Over 14,000 MENA TV industry professionals descend on Dubai at the end of March for CABSAT, the region’s largest trade event.

WATCH iT! launches its first digital exclusives

07 February 2020

Egyptian SVOD and live streaming service WATCH iT! has acquired its first worldwide digital exclusive show “Hishmat Fe Elbeet El Abiad”, starring the brilliant comic star Bayoumi Fouad

Ramy – the surprise winner at the Golden Globes

16 January 2020

Ramy Youssef won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series this month sparking anticipation for Season 2 which should air later this year…

Become a shareholder in mena.tv

16 January 2020

mena.tv is in the final stages of preparing an equity fundraising initiative through eureeca.com

Front Row & Film Clinic to co-produce “Luxor” - a story of a post-trauma romance

16 January 2020

Writer/director Zeina Durra returns to the Sundance Film Festival with a restrained story of romance post-trauma.

“Arous Beirut” a runaway success for MBC4

16 January 2020

MBC4’s new romantic drama “Arous Beirut” doubled the channel’s primetime audience on its debut in September, according to IPTV return path audience measurement from mena.tv