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Ericsson rebrands media solutions unit
MediaKind is the new identity for Ericsson’s Media Solutions business.
Netflix introduces smart downloads feature
Netflix has introduced a new ‘smart downloads’ feature that will see the service automatically delete an episode once it has been watched and then download the next one.
Digital Pioneer: Intigral’s Tony Saab on how Jawwy TV can change the MENA OTT landscape
After launching the Jawwy TV app, Intigral is poised to launch a Jawwy TV OTT integrated set top box in KSA. Can Intigral’s Homebox disrupt the MENA entertainment landscape?
Expo 2020 deal with Etisalat makes it first 5G commercial customer in MidEast
At around 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology will enable users to stream live 4K resolution video anywhere at any time, with virtually no lag.
'Big Live' OTT is driving peak streaming traffic
Edgeware has reported that many of its customers experienced a doubling of their peak CDN streaming traffic on match days during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Shortlist announced for IBC 2018 Innovation Awards
Ten finalists have been shortlisted for the IBC Innovation Awards to be presented on Sunday, September 2018 at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam. The three categories encompass the breadth of the industry, rewarding projects for content creation, content distribution and content everywhere.
Netflix releases first Indian series as battle with Amazon Prime heats up
Analysts say Sacred Games - the gritty underworld thriller - sets a new benchmark for Indian-produced internet shows as providers seek to capitalise on the country's burgeoning number of smartphone users. India is seeing the biggest and fastest investment in content from Netflix than any country.
Audiobooks streaming service Storytel launches Arabia division
The UAE is the 11th country in which Storytel becomes available. The company has made available a rich catalogue of Arabic and English audiobooks and is confident on the growth of the audiobook industry in the GCC and the greater Middle East region.