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.
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 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.