Broadcast Business

Ericsson rebrands media solutions unit
MediaKind is the new identity for Ericsson’s Media Solutions business.
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?
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.
Andrey Dvoychenkov appointed MD of Nielsen for Arabian gulf and Pakistan
Andrey Dvoychenkov succeeds Arslan Ashraf, who takes up a new role as Nielsen’s Consumer Insights Leader for Southeast Asia, China, North Asia and Pacific, based in Kuala Lumpur.
OSN to move Dubai call centre overseas
According to media reports, OSN will transfer call centre operations from Dubai to centres in Jordan and Egypt in the third quarter of 2018.
Netflix predicted to lead SVoD market in MENA
A forecast report by Digital TV Research predicts that Netflix will lead the MENA SVoD market with 3.57 subscribers in Arabic speaking countries by 2023.
MBC buys MENA rights to hit kids series 'Wissper'
German media companies Studio 100/m4e inked a multiplatform deal with MBC Group that will air the hit preschool series to the MENA region.