Japanese football’s J.League has unveiled its international media-rights partners for the upcoming 2021 season, including new deals with pay-television broadcasters K-Vision in Indonesia and Dubai Sports in the Mena region.
Egyptian short film “One Night Stand” is set to screen at the Louvre Museum in Paris on Wednesday.
Shahid VIP, the subscription-based premium service of MBC Group’s Shahid, has partnered with Asharq News.
stc’s media arm Intigral will provide its Jawwy TV subscribers access to discovery+ content in a branded area and will also offer the full discovery+ service for 12 months when signing up for an a la carte add-on subscription
Directors Claire Denis, James Gray and Jessica Hausner, sound designer Mark Mangini and cinematographer Phedon Papamichael have reconfirmed their participation at the seventh edition of the Doha Film Institute’s annual talent incubator Qumra, running online March 12-17.
NBCUniversal announced on Thursday the launch of its OTT platform Hayu in Spain and 10 additional European territories including Portugal, France and Italy.
Toonz Media Group, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies specializing in animation content production, has launched an exciting new OTT platform for kids and family entertainment called MyToonz.
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, presents its exciting Korean content lineup for February and March, featuring 11 drama series for Viu-ers to enjoy. New titles include River Where the Moon Rises, The Penthouse 2, Times, Mouse, L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, Dear. M, Great Real Estate, Summer Guys, Love Scene Number, Breakup Probation, A Week, and Beyond Evil.
As part of the joint cooperation between the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), the UAE’s leading public service broadcaster and media company,
The story of Algerian student Malik Oussekine, who died in police custody in France in 1986, is coming to Disney+.
Abu Dhabi TV has ordered a local version of NBCUniversal Formats’ comedy gameshow Celebrity Game Face, marking its first international series adaptation.
Lega Serie A’s broadcast rights sales process in the Middle East and North Africa has been further delayed after the bid deadline was pushed back for a second time.
The partnership covers all content from Rotana FM’s radio station, as well as the production services of Rotana Audio and Video
The Pakistan Cricket Board has joined hands with tapmad TV for streaming of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 matches in Australia, MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions as well as the RoW* (Rest of the World).
Intigral, a leading provider of digital entertainment and sports in MENA and a subsidiary of stc group, has added several new features and accessibility options to its flagship and award-winning OTT platform Jawwy TV, alongside a multitude of exciting content titles available to be viewed and enjoyed by users during February.
Ooredoo is offering 12 months’ complimentary access to the OSN streaming app.
Turkish distribution company Inter Medya has announced that it has acquired the distribution rights to SCORPION (AKREP), this season’s brand-new phenomenon title.
STARZPLAY, the region’s leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is now the region’s home of anime, with over one thousand episodes of anime content brought to its subscribers by TV TOKYO Corporation.
Roya TV, Jordanian broadcaster, has regrouped all its operations under the newly launched banner of Roya Media Group (RMG).
The best of K-POP and K-dramas will burst onto South African television screens as the MultiChoice Group and its counterpart CJ ENM HK partner to bring the best of Korean entertainment to DStv. This marks the first foray for Korea’s number 1 entertainment brand into the continent.
Saudi Arabian exhibition chain Muvi Cinemas has forged a strategic partnership with local digital media studio Telfaz11, under which they will take an undisclosed stake in the expanding Saudi outfit that recently inked an eight-picture deal with Netflix.
Egyptian actress Donia Samir Ghanem is participating in Ramadan 2021 with TV Series “Al Medina”. Tamer Mursi, Chairman and CEO of United Media Services, announced Saturday that Ghanem’s upcoming series will consist of 15 episodes.
MBC GROUP, a media company in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, has chosen WHATS’ON — the BMS by MEDIAGENIX — to replace their current Broadcast Management Systems and manage all their on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process.
Series Mania Festival to be held in Lille, France from August 26-September 2,with the Series Mania Forum set for August 30-September 1
French-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri is set to star in a new two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French novel “The Three Musketeers,” according to reports — and she has a major role.
The psycho-thriller drama is a story like no other starring Syrian superstars Basel Khayyat and Abdelmonem Ameri
Similar to Nippon TV’s successful format Mute it!, Crush Park is adaptable during this global pandemic
DEAL SEES WBITVP PICKING UP RIGHTS TO NIPPON TV’S AWARD-WINNING FORMAT IN EUROPE, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND FIRST PRODUCTION ALREADY UNDERWAY, WITH BLAZHOFFSKI PRODUCING IN THE NETHERLANDS FOR SBS6
The director of “Mission Impossible 7,” Christopher McQuarrie, has taken to Instagram on Sunday to gush over his filming experience in Abu Dhabi.
beIN Media Group, the global sports, entertainment and independent media group, has renewed its multi-year agreement with leading Indie film distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment LLC, securing first pay and Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) window for independent feature films across the Middle East and North African territories.
The Sky Original documentary, an Alba Sotorra Production in association with MetFilm and Ronachan Films, will launch on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV this summer. The deal was negotiated by Alba Sotorra Productions and MetFilm.
HF Productions announced its new documentary streaming service FILMPIXS will be launching this month. The indie film fest-backer said its new platform will be available globally beginning Feb. 17, 2021.
Cinedigm’s portfolio just got a lot scarier. The Company announced it has acquired Screambox, a streaming service that caters to all things in the horror and thriller movie genre. The service is widely available and can be accessed on mobile devices, the web, Connected TVs, as an Amazon Prime Channel, and more.
ECCHO RIGHTS SELLS SISTERHOOD TO ATRESMEDIA
Egyptian movies ‘Souad’ and ‘Seven Years Around the Nile Delta’ will screen in Berlin International Film Festival.
An interactive exhibition paying tribute to Arab divas of film and music from the 1920s to the 1970s will open in Paris next month.
'The Present' and 'The Man Who Sold His Skin' are in the running for the 2021 Academy Awards
Trapped, a feature debut directed by Egyptian filmmaker Manal Khaled, will have its world premiere during the upcoming 'South By Southwest Festival' which will take place between 16-20 March.
“Gallery 421”, in Abu Dhabi, announced the return of the Contemporary Arab Cinema Program, which will be held via the Internet, under the title “Blessed are those who discussed”, in partnership with Cinema Akil.
BeIN Media Group is unlikely to bid for the rights to show Italian soccer across the Middle East and North Africa, as one of the world’s biggest sports broadcasters continues to take a tough negotiating stance with leagues across Europe, people familiar with the matter said.
TellyCast - the TV industry news review this week focuses on the Middle East and North Africa Content Market with mena.tv's Nick Grande and Fares Sayegh, GM of Jordan’s biggest independent TV network Roya TV.
Shahid Original series, Shahid Premieres, new partnerships and more have transformed Shahid VIP into the largest provider of original Arabic-language content
Short Saudi film Silah by director Hussam Alhulwah is slated to land its international premiere at Tampere Film Festival in Finland (March 10-15). The film has previously landed its world premiere at Saudi Film Festival, where it won Golden Palm for Best Director Award.
Giving its customers even more to enjoy, all Ooredoo Shahry Omanuna users can enjoy a complimentary subscription to STARZPLAY and data for only OMR 49.
The deal expands on a partnership struck with Sony in 2018 and adds to a multi-title deal the company has with Netflix.
The deal expands on a partnership struck with Sony in 2018 and adds to a multi-title deal the company has with Netflix.
ICONS in the United Kingdom and the rest of the diaspora will be able to watch Laycon’s reality series on Showmax.
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, announced several key milestones.
ZEE5 Global, the largest OTT platform for South Asian content has announced a massive line-up of new releases for February across Originals, television shows, and non-fiction shows to keep its audiences across the world completely riveted.
SLING TV expanded its South Asian content with the addition of Voot, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform owned by Viacom18, a Joint Venture between Network18 & ViacomCBS in India. Available exclusively on SLING TV in the U.S., Voot launches today at no cost to select subscribers, and for $7 per month as a standalone service.
For the first time in Arab entertainment history, the critically acclaimed play arrives on the small screen Available for streaming worldwide, “Bodyguard” streams exclusively on Shahid VIP under the patronage of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and MBC GROUP
Netflix has announced an upcoming slate of multi-genre programming from US-based Higher Ground Productions, the prodco founded by former US president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama.
Syrian actor, Bassel Khaiat has recently joined the cast of TV series “Harb Ahliya” (Civil War), starring Yousra.
The markers of renowned actor Mohamed Henedy‘s new film “Al Ens W El Nems” (The Mongoose and the Humans), will release it in the cinemas during the Eid al-Fitr movie marathon.
ZDF Enterprises announced today that filming has been completed and the worldwide distribution of the three-part documentary Hitler’s Slaves will start immediately.
Beyond Rights is pleased to announce that it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for vibrant new kids’ series The World According to Grandpa, which it will be officially launching to the international market during Kidscreen.
UK producer and distributor ITV Studios (ITVS) has picked up the local production rights to upcoming French singing format Mystery Duets in eight territories.
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) service Starzplay has secured $25m debt financing from Abu Dhabi based Ruya Partners.
Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), the UAE’s leading public service broadcaster and media company, has appointed Media Sat, a Choueiri Group company, to handle advertising sales for its general entertainment TV channels, radio, digital and publishing, across the MENA region and beyond.
A mix of established and new companies, as well as individuals, were feted at the celebrations last evening in Dubai.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival just made the wide-open Oscar race a little more interesting.
Spacetoon has announced a partnership with Moonbug Entertainment, one of the largest digital media companies in the world, to bring CoComelon,
French broadcaster TF1 has joined the third edition of format project Horsepower, the incubation initiative from Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch.
Intigral, a leading provider of digital entertainment and sports in MENA and a subsidiary of stc group, has announced the launch of new applications for its flagship OTT service, Jawwy TV.
US-based Hispanic broadcaster Univision has acquired Spanish-language streamer Vix, which it will use to supercharge its upcoming AVOD service PrendeTV.
The communication industry has witnessed numerous changes during the last decade, and by far the social media proliferation was the pinnacle, hence the impact was not just on communication but on business overall.
Egyptian actress, Zeina will participate in the Ramadan 2021 drama marathon, which is scheduled to begin filming on February 14th.
Germany’s Bertelsmann has approached potential bidders including French media giant Vivendi and Altice Europe about selling its controlling stake in French broadcast group M6
Saregama, one of India’s largest music labels, has announced a music licensing deal with made-in-India, short-video app, Josh by VerSe Innovation.
French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella’s latest film is finally here. “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” starring Nicolas Cage, made its world premiere at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival this week, and critics can’t get enough.
The Moroccan film “Oliver Black” will compete with 6 Arab works in the foreign films category among the works participating in the new edition of the “Golden Globe” award 2021.
Birdbox.Film, the curated film streaming platform from Goldfinch, has launched a new channel dedicated to short films.
Actress Yara Shahidi is set to produce a new single-camera comedy series “Smoakland” for Freeform via her production company 7th Sun.
One of the hottest new Arabic shows to come to the region is finally on air, with ‘Ansaf Majaneen’ airing now on Viu.
Sky and StudioCanal agree on a multi-year rights deal valid from 2021. Sky acquires comprehensive linear and on-demand rights and shows future cinema hits from StudioCanal as exclusive pay-TV and streaming premieres in Germany and Austria.
The Netflix star just gets brighter. New data from Ampere Analysis reveals that the SVOD behemoth became the second largest TV group in Europe by revenue in 2020. Comcast, through its acquisition of satellite TV operator Sky, is the Euro leader with 12% market share compared to Netflix’s 6.1%.
Lega Serie A has today (Friday) published its invitation to tender for broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2021-22 to 2023-24, offering a region-wide package and individual packages in each country, including Saudi Arabia.
The online video and TV services provider Megogo has won a tender for the exclusive right to broadcast the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League in Ukraine for the 2021-2024 seasons.
A group of eight artists has been selected by the foundation MENA Arts UK to create a series of short films on what unites creatives in turbulent times.
Netflix is now the second largest TV group in Europe, with no ceiling in sight for the streaming service.
Guy Ritchie’s highly anticipated upcoming untitled film will kick off production this Thursday, January 14th in Doha, Qatar and will also shoot in Antalya, Turkey.
It has been announced on Twitter that “Scream 5” – officially known as “Scream” – will release in one year’s time, on Jan. 14, 2022.
The Egyptian film “Tuk-Tuk” is set to make its international premiere at France’s Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival on Jan. 29.
Nascent theatrical market Saudi Arabia, which saw its first cinemas open back in 2018, is set for a new distribution player to enter the ring after leading MENA distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment teamed with Saudi exhibition outfit Muvi Cinemas to launch a joint venture.
Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Kenyan series and second co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+.
Subscribers across MENA can now enjoy UFC live events as well as an extensive Video-on-demand (VOD) Library on STARZPLAY
The rights in the Middle East and North Africa were carved out of the 2021-24 tender and an invitation to tender for those rights will be discussed on Thursday ahead of its launch.
Molotov is willing to expand its footprint this year with a dozen countries on the roadmap.
Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) appointed Olayan Mohammed Alwetaid as the group chief executive officer, starting March 28, 2021.
Netflix’s Lupin made its debut on the service Friday January 8, and quickly became the first French series to land on the streamer’s U.S. Top 10 list.
ONTime Sports Channel Group has launched a new channel called ONTime Sports 3 to broadcast the 2021 World Cup Handball Championship matches
The Bahrain Cinema Club has announced the staging of the Bahrain Film Festival first session from April 1 to 5 after obtaining the approval of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA).
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and beIN SPORTS today announced a multiyear expansion of their broadcast and digital partnership that extends to a now decade-long collaboration.
Spacetoon has collaborated with the Moshaya Family to bring the brand new series to its MENA audiences
Former Disney and Discovery executives, Thomas Wadsworth, Paul Pastor, Lauren DeVillier and Eugene Liew, announced the launch of Struum, an OTT platform backed by Michael Eisner.