MENA pay TV impacted by piracy, OTT platforms
The ‘Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts’ report from Digital TV Research found that pay TV revenues for 20 MENA countries declined 11% to just under US$3 billion (€2.6 billion) between 2016 and 2018.
As part of the agreement, BBC Studios and beIN intend to seek opportunities for the development and/or production of content, while exploring the acquisition of additional BBC Studios’ digital content by beIN.
Arabsat demands FIFA apology over World Cup piracy claims
The Saudi-based Arabsat has accused Qatari-owned BeIN Sports of a 'smear campaign'
Broadcasters are World Cup losers owing to piracy trend in Africa
With the costs of buying legal World Cup TV subscriptions often too expensive for viewers, widespread piracy is leading to losses for broadcast rights owners across many regions in Africa.
beIN to Broadcast 22 World Cup Matches on Its Free-to-Air Channels in MENA
The broadcasters said this landmark deal represents a gesture of goodwill by the global broadcaster to offer its content to the widest possible audience across the Arabic speaking world.
BeIN channels restored to Du ahead of World Cup
Services to Du had been interrupted since Saturday, with the UAE firm saying the blank screens were the result of action taken by beIN
beIN bags MENA broadcast rights for IPL cricket
Under the five-year deal, Star India has awarded the television & digital rights to beIN who will screen the upcoming 2018 VIVO IPL competition, together with the proceeding four editions of the tournament until 2022.
BBC Earth channel to launch across MENA and Turkey
BBC Worldwide announced that BBC Earth will launch as a linear channel across the MENA markets through the beIN DTH service on April 5th. The agreement will also see BBC Earth extend its distribution in Turkey, launching on the region’s largest pay-TV operator Digiturk.
beIN extends Australian Open partnership until 2024
Following the success of Australian Open 2018, Tennis Australia and beIN MEDIA GROUP today announced a long-term extension and expansion of their broadcast relationship through to 2024.
Scripps and beIN partner to add two exclusive lifestyle channels
Four lifestyle channels will be available exclusively on beIN in MENA from February 1. Food Network and Fine Living join popular brands HGTV and Travel Channel, which have been available since 2016.