MBC Group launches MBC Studios
Headed by Peter Smith, MBC Studios to provide premium content tailored to Saudi, Middle Eastern and other audiences across five continents
Qvest Media is entering into an exclusive partnership with bodywork construction specialist Carrosserie Akkermans. The two companies are pooling their respective skills to create production and broadcast vehicles in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Live Point Art Production is a production company headquartered in Dubai, UAE with facilities in Istanbul and Amman.
BBC R&D is showcasing its latest Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) advancements in content substitution at IBC 2018, together with Vewd, the smartTV OTT software provider, and semiconductor company MediaTek.
Ruptly publishes an average of 40 new video stories daily, provided by a 3,000-strong network of video journalists from over 100 countries. Ruptly PASS costs just 12.50 euros per month and gives users unlimited access to 80,000 video and live events on the service.

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ARRI introduces range of new accessories and prouducts at IBC
A new range of accessories is being launched by ARRI which includes brackets, power units and controllers as well as a new lighting control app to help camera operators keep up with the latest filming trends.

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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
Special Report: Augmented Reality - the hottest trend in broadcast graphics
Augmented reality graphics is one of the broadcast industry’s hottest trends — and there are a wide range of solutions that meet a variety of needs, equipment configurations and on-air looks and features to enhance the viewing experience.
Winning the Streaming Viewer Experience: Interview with Shane Keats of Akamai
Shane Keats is Director of Industry Marketing for Media and Entertainment at Akamai. He focuses on how OTT is transforming the media landscape and was in Dubai to showcase Akamai’s capabilities. Speaking to Digital Studio, he discusses OTT delivery and the different dimensions of the streaming video quality of experience.
Bloomberg, SRMG unveil branding for Arabic 24 hour TV news service
Dubai headquartered business platform will include a 24-hour television and radio network providing Arabic-speaking audiences around the world with news and analysis on the developments shaping the Middle East.
Jordan Media City launches MySat GO OTT platform
Thanks to Erstream's DAION platform, MySat GO will operate unmanned VOD ingest work-flows and 60+ live channels to its subscribers in APAC region, Canada and Brasil.
Amazon Prime Video hires senior exec for EMEA
In this newly created position, Baghery will be in charge of expanding Amazon’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
IBC 2018: Sony unveils new range of live 4K production cameras
Sony launches four new 4K/HD HDR system cameras, including the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor system, and one new Camera Control Unit with IP capability