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YouTube shifts focus to let everyone watch Original shows free
YouTube is reportedly pulling back its YouTube Premium scripted content offering with plans to make all future original programming available to users for free with advertising
Industry leaders join Netflix post technology alliance
Logo program identifies production and post-production products and tools that meet Netflix specifications for original content production.
Amazon Prime Video hires senior exec for EMEA
In this newly created position, Baghery will be in charge of expanding Amazon’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
Editor's Comment: A new generation of storytellers
Young people in the region are finally seeing themselves onscreen, and writers and directors now have the freedom to create content grounded in their authentic experiences.
Raising the Bar: Interview with Michael Garin, Image Nation CEO
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation on how everything his company does is with the ultimate goal of helping to raise the quality of regional productions
YouTube outlines plans for 50 originals shows in 2019
Luke Hyams, head of the originals unit at YouTube EMEA, outlines plans for 50 shows in 2019 including potential high-profile unscripted titles that may be placed in front of its paywall.
Iflix partners with Wattpad on Indonesian originals
Using machine learning, Wattpad will identify stories and trends to develop as iflix original films, under the brand iflix Originals.
First Netflix Arabic original series, Jinn starts principal photography
Jinn will be the first Arabic language Original Series on Netflix from the Middle East, starring up-and-coming local talent.