Spotify launches in Middle East and North Africa
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South Africa based Homebrew Films has completed an Ultra HD 4K facilities upgrade at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town that relies on broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design, including the URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K.
Pyramedia has contributed immensely to putting Abu Dhabi at the forefront as a potential vocation for regional film and TV production talent. CEO Nashwa Al Ruwaini talks about her company’s evolution, shifting production trends, and being a woman leader in the industry.
At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak and SENTECH will showcase its solution for multicast ABR technology for OTT multiscreen service delivery via DVB-T2 for the booming African OTT market.

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Interview with Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund
Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund speaks to Digital Studio ME about the need for managed services and shared infrastructure, the state of the broadcast industry and the major trends he noticed at IBC 2018.

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Raising the Bar: Interview with Michael Garin, Image Nation CEO
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation on how everything his company does is with the ultimate goal of helping to raise the quality of regional productions
Arabsat set for two new satellite launches
Arabsat held its Board of Directors meetings in Amman and is set to establish a dedicated business unit to meet the needs of Africa.
Zee partners with Choueiri Group for Weyyak platform
DMS, the digital arm of Choueiri Group has been appointed as exclusive media representatives for “Weyyak” – the premium Arab audience focused streaming Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform from Zee Network.
Sequel to UAE's biggest homegrown movie set for release
Hajwala 2: The Mystery Mission is the sequel to the UAE's biggest million-dollar box office hit Hajwala
First GCC produced film released in KSA
Feature film Shabab Sheyab premiered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, November 8, becoming the first GCC film to play in cinemas in the country following the opening of cinemas in the Kingdom this year.