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Yahsat, Hughes in joint venture for satellite broadband in Middle East and Africa
Newly formed joint venture company will provide underserved communities with high-speed Internet services via Yahsat’s Al Yah 2 and Al Yah 3 Ka-band satellites and go to market under the brand name ‘YahClick (powered by Hughes)’.
Fidji Simo, Head of Video at Facebook Watch discusses the growth and content that hit the platform in 2018 and look ahead to investing in original content in 2019.
NHK partners with Eutelsat for ‘world first’ 8K network
The channel, launched on Saturday, offers a mind-boggling 30,000,000 pixels resolution, 16 times that of HD TV.
Kenya's SwitchTV deploys Ross Video solutions for studio
At the core of the studio sits the Ultrix-FR2, Ross Video’s 12G routing/AV processing platform with integrated MultiViewers.
ZEE5 sponsors T10 cricket League team
As title sponsors, OTT entertainment platform ZEE5 is also hosting a Twitter contest for their fans
OSN appoints Patrick Tillieux as CEO
Tillieux, who has built and reshaped major pay-TV operations in Europe over a long and successful career succeeds Martin Stewart as CEO.
Deezer expects to be profitable in 3 years, says CEO
International music streaming service launched in MENA in October after attracting $168m in funds from investors, including Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Company
Saudi PIF rebrands entertainment subsidiary and appoints CEO
Former Disney executive Bill Ernest has been appointed as the CEO of the rebranded company Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (SEVEN) formerly called the Development and Investment Entertainment Co.
MBC signs three year deal with Fox to bring Fox Plus content on Shahid Plus
MBC Group and FOX Networks Group MENA sign a three-year agreement to bring FOX PLUS streaming service to MBC Group’s digital streaming platform, Shahid Plus
Snapchat announces new slate of Middle East content partners
Building on the popularity of its Discover page, over 30 popular series from more than 20 of the Middle East’s most loved media brands will be launching on Snapchat.