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Z5 Weyyak wins in OTT Trendsetter category

Zee Entertainment held AVOD service Z5 Weyyak which offers exclusive Indian and premium Arabic content bagged an award in the OTT trendsetter category in the 7th edition of the ASBU BroadcastPro ME Television Summit and Awards 2017. The streaming service is only 7 months old and targets the MENA region, particularly the Arab. The service …

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CBS International collaborates with Bein Media for multi-year content deal

CBS studios international has signed a deal with pay TV operator of the Middle East and North Africa (Bein Media) for CBS and CW programmes. The deal offers an assortment of new series which will be available to Bein subscribers. The soon to air crime drama “Instinct” starring Alan Cumming, “SEAL team”: the military series …

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Content Protection Market growth spiked by expansion of OTT and TVE services

As per Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Content Protection Market, Forecast to 2021, market revenues are set to grow from almost $1.7 billion in 2016 to just below $2 billion by 2021 at a compound annual rate (CAGR) OF 3.4%. The study looks at current revenues and future growth potential of the content protection …

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OTT TV and Video Forecasts in MENA

Middle East and North Africa OTT TV episodes and movies are expected to generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022 which will more than quadrupled the $428 million recorded in 2016. OTT TV & Video Forecasts report reports that SVOD revenues are set to hit $1.23 billion by 2022 which accounts for 70% of the …

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Mobile Video Streaming set to rule TV in the Future

We are witnessing the transition of the TV viewing experience from simply watching traditional cable or satellite TV from your couch to streaming on-demand videos on different apps, devices and websites. Video has been unshackled from the family room to the train stations, coffee shops, malls, departmental stores etc. People are literally streaming videos from …

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Subscription video-on-demand on the rise in MENA

According to Digital TV Research, revenues from Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is estimated to reach US$ 1.23 billion by 2022 which is up from almost  US$1 billion in 2016. It also estimates that 17.27 million homes will have SVOD by 2022. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Icflix, Starz Play, …

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Saudi Arabians prefer viewing online video content on smartphones and tablets – Ampere Analysis

According to a 13-country study by Ampere Analysis, internet users in Saudi Arabia are the top users for accessing TV and video content online as well as viewing content on their smartphones and tablets. 87% of viewers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) watch online video content on their smartphones according to the survey. …

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SVOD service iflix Arabia launches in five MENA markets

Zain which is Kuwait’s (Middle East) service provider, has launched OTT TV service iflix Arabia across five of its eight key markets in the region. The video-on-demand service, a joint venture between Zain and iflix (Asian SVOD player) is available in the initial period in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan and Sudan. It will soon be …

Internet transforming traditional TV viewing habits in MENA

The increased usage of smartphone and internet has transformed TV viewing patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Frost & Sullivan. According to research conducted by the business consulting firm, the large, young population present in the MENA region is responsible for garnering investment in the OTT video services space. There …

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iFlix expands to Middle-East & North Africa

South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with launches in eight territories. The service is now available in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan, broadening Iflix’s footprint to a total of 18 countries. The firm has also established a new regional headquarters …

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