MediaCast to host UAE launch of Fujinon 4K lens
The Fujinon LA16 lens is designed specifically for use with the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera and Media Cast will demo the product in a launch event on January 23, 2019
The ‘Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts’ report from Digital TV Research found that pay TV revenues for 20 MENA countries declined 11% to just under US$3 billion (€2.6 billion) between 2016 and 2018.

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MediaKindTV, Pre-Sales Director Middle East and Africa, Luke Williams, discusses how they are able to deliver the highest quality #video at the lowest #bitrates, by using the latest generation technologies.
Viu partnered with Millimeter Productions and Qubba Media for the ten 35-minute episodes crime-action thriller show set in the Kingdom.
Sinclair Broadcast Group upgrades newsgathering operations spanning 80 production locations in the US to LiveU’s flagship model of LU600 HEVC field units

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Brainstorm celebrates 25 years of creating the world's first virtual studio
In 1994, Brainstorm’s first anniversary also marked the first time in the history of television that a real-time 3D virtual set was used in a live production

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Interview with Hadi Ghanem, CEO of 7 Production
With an outside broadcast vehicle fleet unsurpassed in the region, custom-built studio production facilities and end-to-end host broadcasting capabilities, 7 Production is well on its way to achieving international recognition.
Managed Broadcast Services Special Report: Knowledge Partner Interview with Red Bee Media
As part of Digital Studio's Knowledge Partnership for the special report on Managed Broadcast Services, we invited Houssam Al Khaled from Red Bee Media Middle East and Richard Cranefield, Head of Portfolio for Playout at Red Bee Media, to talk about the benefits of using managed services in broadcasting to manage success during this time of change and how the Red Bee Media way of working has led to innovations like the world’s first software only uncompressed playout deployment.
Interview with Ulrich Voigt, Qvest Media Head of Design
At IBC 2018, Qvest Media introduced Qvest.Cloud an advanced management platform to integrate and operate media services and applications using web technologies. Qvest Media’s Head of Design Ulrich Voigt explains the reasons for developing the platform and benefits of solution design and system integration using cloud-native technology.
Ooredoo Oman offers FilmBox Live app in partnership with SPI International
SPI International has partnered with Ooredoo Oman to offer SPI’s FilmBox Live App on Ooredoo Oman’s TV set top box service.
Sharjah’s first ever film festival opens this week
The inaugural Sharjah Film Platform will screen over 140 films by local, regional and international filmmakers at venues across the emirate
Amazon Prime Video now available to du customers
Starting January 17, all du customers can enjoy an exclusive offer to access Prime Video for three months, on du.
ALC announces new localised content deals
The company revealed that it had signed contracts with a number of international companies to bring some of the most successful animated series to MENA