Content Distribution

The changing TV Content Marketplace in MENA
ChannelSculptor’s Heba Korayem explains the changing dynamics of the MENA content market, and how, the region’s first online content marketplace, is working to facilitate greater cooperation between regional buyers and rights holders.
Verimatrix acquires Akamai Identity Services business
Adding TV Everywhere (TVE) service capabilities to the Verimatrix portfolio underscores importance of common authentication system to facilitate content distribution workflows.
IndiaCast names new MEA chief
IndiaCast, the domestic, international and digital distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, has rejigged its revenue management structure. Debkumar Dasgupta, who has been spearheading the global syndication business, will take on the added responsibility of heading the Middle East and Africa region..
beIN renews deal with Prime Entertainment
The renewed deal includes 416 episodes from Prime's catalogue, the 104 x 6’30 Zoom In, Hollywood News Feed (52 x 15’) and acclaimed series Hollywood on Set (52 x 26’/year).
du teams up with Amazon Prime Video
The distribution agreement with Prime Video was made during GITEX Technology Week 2018
Comcast buys up over 30% Of Sky shares
Comcast has outbid Fox with a $40 bn move for UK satellite broadcaster Sky and hopes to close takeover by end Of October
MediaKind shows momentum at IBC 2018 with launch of MediaKind Universe
MediaKind announced new contracts at IBC 2018 and launches MediaKind Universe providing solutions for Content Contribution and Distribution, Direct to Consumer, Video Delivery Networks, Consumer Experience and Services.
Make.TV deploys live video cloud for Al Jazeera newsroom
Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud enables Al Jazeera to ingest live interviews and events recorded and stored on-site alongside content from various mediums.