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Roya TV  online channels garner 115 million views during Ramadan
The Jordanian broadcaster saw an 82% increase in its online viewership by the end of Ramadan: aggregating a total of 115,870,797 views during the holy month.
Image Nation honoured for outstanding contribution to regional media
The CFI awards judges panel commended Image Nation for its initiatives to shape the region’s emerging film and TV industries by nurturing talent, contributing to economic development and producing high-quality, creative local projects.
Hollywood training program for Middle East TV writers and producers underway at USC
Los Angeles training program for Arab TV writers and producers will train them in the Hollywood system of creating and producing high-end TV shows
Short film to raise awareness on internet safety for children released in Dubai
‘The Peril’: an independent short film that aims to raise awareness on the unseen dangers of children using technology by producer/director Zenofer Fathima officially premiered today at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.
Pond5 and DJI unveil drone footage marketplace
Global content marketplace Pond5 in conjunction with DJI, today unveiled the first wave of content in its premium collection of licensable aerial drone footage.
Qvest enables remote production of World Cup for German public channels
ARD and ZDF relied on Qvest Media to help expand their National Broadcast Centre (NBC) at SWR in Baden-Baden into the central studio for the World Cup.
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?
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.