Content business

Two new cooking shows launched in Roya TV - Fatafeat collaboration
New partnership will see the launch of two unique cooking shows on Fatafeat
Starzplay will introduce services into Pakistan later this month and could be profitable within the year if it continues at its current growth rate, according to its founder and CEO Maaz Sheikh
OSN makes Disney XD shows available in Arabic
OSN has announced that from 2018, shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a larger and more diverse audience.
Globo brings kids show Brainiacs to MENA
The first season of the Brainiacs show is airing on the Nat Geo Kids Abu Dhabi channel.
Pioneering Saudi movie director says keen to film back home
Fresh from shooting her first film in English, Haifaa al-Mansour plans to return to her native Saudi Arabia next month for her new project.
National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi premieres Arabic version of Weird But True
Series of 75 short-format adapted to kids 7-14 years designed to spark curiosity, encourage STEM and develop scientific minds
Director Bille August will head Cairo film festival jury
Cairo film fest president Mohamed Hefzy told Variety that he was honored to have gotten August to agree to serve as jury president for what he called the “historic 40th edition” of the event.
Saudi's Kingdom Holding invests in music streaming platform Deezer
Dutch music streaming platform Deezer says it has raised $186m in fresh funds from investors including Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding
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Kwese Iflix gets rights to NBA Africa Game 2018
Africa's digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has secured rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US pro basketball league NBA’s third game to be played in Africa.