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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:29:14 +0400 Arabian Industry - Broadcast 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2018 (webmaster) Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:29:14 +0400 20 Qligent and GatesAir to present on Next-Gen TV monitoring at Broadcast Asia In the presentation, Qligent COO Ted Korte and GatesAir’s TV Transmission Product Manager Martyn Horspool will outline a modern approach to stream and signal monitoring in next-gen OTA networks News | Broadcast Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:03:20 +0400 Leica cinematic lenses arm rebrands as Leitz, inaugarates new factory CW Sonderoptic revealed a full relaunch under the new brand name Leitz Cine Wetzlar to coincide with the opening event of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany News | Broadcast Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:01:46 +0400 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. News | Broadcast Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:30:09 +0400 World's Highest Scoreboard at Burj Khalifa For the duration of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa will display the world's highest live football scorecard to relay live updates to football fans News | Broadcast Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:19:20 +0400 Vista Cinema software installed in Saudi cinemas Vista's cinema management software deployed in Saudi cinema venues provides reporting to the General Commission for Audiovisual Media News | Broadcast Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:43:12 +0400 ATEME enables 4K UHD World Cup coverage for NPO Dutch national broadcaster selects ATEME video processing solution to enable World Cup UltraHD broadcast News | Broadcast Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:44:23 +0400 Mideast's first ScreenX multi projection cinema to open in Kuwait Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC) signed an agreement with South Korea's CJ 4DPlex to set up the Middle East's debut ScreenX in Kuwait - the world's first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting. News | Broadcast Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:57:27 +0400 Fox regional chief reveals plans for OTT play Fox Network Group Middle East head Sanjay Raina says the successful experience in South East Asia, leave it optimistic about a similar OTT streaming video service in the Middle East News | Broadcast Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:56:42 +0400 Signiant expands presence in Asia through partnership Ideal Systems will resell and support Signiant’s portfolio of industry-leading solutions in the region. The companies first outing together will be at BroadcastAsia2018, Suntec Singapore, 26-28 June 2018. News | Broadcast Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:47:44 +0400 World Cup broadcast in 4K Ultra HD on eLife from Etisalat Football fans in the UAE will have the opportunity to watch 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia also in 4K, on channel 772 in English and channel 773 in Arabic. News | Broadcast Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:43:00 +0400 Rotolight launches lightweight Neo 2 Explorer kit Representing a 50% weight saving over the existing three-light light hard case, the Explorer Kit is one of the lightest weight kits ever designed, with the Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit weighing a mere 6.8kg. News | Broadcast Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:51:50 +0400 Broadcast Solutions to show full systems integration portfolio at Broadcast Asia Broadcast Solutions will introduce the all-in-one live production systems manufacturer Simplylive to the Asian market for the first time. News | Broadcast Tue, 12 Jun 2018 02:36:27 +0400 Intigral selects ARRIS OTT set-top for Jawwy TV service The service, which is scheduled to debut in the coming weeks will be powered by ARRIS's VIP4302W OTT set-top, with the widely deployed KreaTV HTML5-based middleware platform. News | Broadcast Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:59:26 +0400 Blink Studios wins Auggie Awards at Augmented World Expo Blink Studios was awarded the ‘Best Art or Film’ for its animated short series ‘Karim & Noor’ at the 2018 Augmented World Expo (AWE) awards. This prestigious win marks a first for the Middle East based studio. News | Broadcast Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:23:15 +0400 Egypt claims right to terrestial broadcast of 22 World Cup games In a statement issued on Sunday, the Egyptian Competition Authority said it had decided to "enforce its authority" and "compel FIFA to give the right for direct ground transmission to the (Egyptian) National Media Authority" for 22 World Cup matches. News | Broadcast Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:01:45 +0400 Viu launches football comedy original in time for World Cup fever Viu will air a satirical show about the World Cup: Wahid:Wahid features comedians Ayman Wattar from Egypt and Shakir Al Sharif from Saudi Arabia News | Broadcast Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:53:11 +0400 SPI/FilmBox signs distribution agreement with Lebanese Network Broadcast SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its content distribution to DTH operators and cable operators in the MENA region with Lebanese deal to carry nine channels News | Broadcast Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:44:47 +0400 StarzPlay revenue doubles every six months for last three years CEO Maaz Sheikh says they hope to maintain this growth rate until at least 2020, The streaming video service is expected to launch in Pakistan this year. News | Broadcast Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:16:13 +0400 Tom Cruise spent three weeks in Abu Dhabi rehearsing for Halo jump The daring stunt was shot over 10 days with the use of a C17 military plane. News | Broadcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 04:50:33 +0400 Vitec to feature video streaming and encoding solutions at Broadcast Asia VITEC enhances streaming media solutions with reliable HEVC/H.264 content delivery and IPTV and Digital Signage Innovations at BroadcastAsia2018 News | Broadcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 02:48:12 +0400 Black Box launches Radian Flex video wall platform Radian Flex includes SmartFrame technology that ensures use of the video wall display area, featuring picture quality and fit-to-screen facility with minimal setup time. News | Broadcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 01:45:51 +0400 'The Message' approved for release in KSA The Oscar-nominated film was passed by the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) at a screening on Thursday. "The Message" which has now undergone extensive restoration, will be screened in 4K at Vox Cinemas Riyadh Park during Eid-Al-Fitr. News | Broadcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:38:32 +0400 Abu Dhabi media zone announces special incentives and dual licensing The new initiatives will include allowing entrepreneurs to start their businesses from home, 10,000 new jobs for Emiratis in the private sector, and a dual license for free zone firms. News | Broadcast Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:00:32 +0400 Uncertainty remains over du, Etisalat FIFA World Cup packages At the moment, only beIN satellite subscribers will be able to watch the event in the UAE News | Broadcast Mon, 04 Jun 2018 05:13:22 +0400 Hollywood film company to produce Sheikh Zayed biopic The chairman of California-based STXfilms says the move will be patterned after notable biopics such as 'Gandhi' and 'Darkest Hour' News | Broadcast Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:06:19 +0400 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 News | Broadcast Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:53:53 +0400 IABM events at Broadcast Asia will discuss readiness for next gen technologies An expert list of speakers will be covering topics from microservices, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to Real-time IP, Object-based storage, VR and OTT advertising News | Broadcast Thu, 31 May 2018 11:39:00 +0400 Avid releases NEXIS E5 NL storage solution Ideally suited for project parking, staging workflows and proxy archive, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL streamlines the workflow between active and non-active assets,allowing media organizations to park assets as well as completed projects on high-density nearline storage. News | Broadcast Thu, 31 May 2018 10:02:52 +0400 RED simplifies product portfolio with single DSCM2 brain Going forward, RED’s camera line will be built around a single DSMC2 BRAIN with three sensor options—MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35, and GEMINI 5K S35. News | Broadcast Wed, 30 May 2018 10:06:20 +0400 Hotstar sets global record for simultaneous streaming viewers On May 22, 8.26 million peak concurrent viewers tuned in simultaneously on Star India's Hotstar service to watch the cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in this season’s Indian Premier league. News | Broadcast Tue, 29 May 2018 04:55:32 +0400 Dubai's international content market MyContent reveals details of December edition The ninth edition of the MyContent content market will take place on 9-10 December at the Jumeirah Beah Hotel Conference Centre. The event this year features an all new ‘Plug and Work’ solution for exhibitors. News | Broadcast Tue, 29 May 2018 02:33:50 +0400 Riedel to host panel discussion at Broadcast Asia Open to all BroadcastAsia2018 attendees and members of the media, the session will gather industry veterans to discuss the latest technology developments making an impact on broadcasters. News | Broadcast Tue, 29 May 2018 02:16:23 +0400 Canare opens Midde East office in Dubai Airport freezone The inventory stock in Dubai will include 80% of Canare's product lineup thus allowing faster support to Middle East customers. News | Broadcast Tue, 29 May 2018 09:49:42 +0400 IABM OTT Conference held in Dubai Conference explores how broadcasters can ensure they have all the tools available for the right OTT viewer experience. News | Broadcast Sun, 27 May 2018 05:21:48 +0400 Vuclip and Omantel announce partnership Vuclip will provide Viu, its OTT video service, to Omantel mobile customers for 200 Bz (0.2 OMR) per day. News | Broadcast Thu, 24 May 2018 11:37:29 +0400 Comcast confirms plan to outbid Disney for Fox assets Comcast in advanced stages of improved all-cash bid in attempt to expand media empire. News | Broadcast Thu, 24 May 2018 09:28:12 +0400 Zain Ramadan advert causes social media stir Kuwaiti telco's ad has amassed over 4.7 million views on YouTube since first being published last week News | Broadcast Wed, 23 May 2018 09:26:13 +0400 Dubai set to host auditions for Indian Idol TV show Sony Entertainment Television Asia says 10th season of hit show will be broadcast from June 14 News | Broadcast Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:48 +0400 Bidaya Media films Arabic version of Sesame Street at twofour54 studios Bidaya, a leading children’s Arabic content developer from the region, recently returned to twofour54’s studios to film the upcoming Iftah Ya Simsim series on healthy eating for Ramadan News | Broadcast Mon, 21 May 2018 12:22:22 +0400 Riedel's Bolero intercom installed at renowned theater The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore has selected the Riedel Bolero wireless intercom which will integrate with the existing Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. News | Broadcast Mon, 21 May 2018 11:40:34 +0400 Lebanese film wins Cannes Jury prize, multiple distribution deals Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum won the Jury Prize at Cannes, the second highest honour awarded at the film festival. News | Broadcast Sun, 20 May 2018 12:47:57 +0400 Canal+ reports strong Q1 subscriber growth in Africa French pay TV operator experiencing strong growth in Africa, with Q1 results showing Canal+’s African viewer base growing by 612,000 in the year to March 31. News | Broadcast Sun, 20 May 2018 11:06:22 +0400 Lawo's 12 fader crystal powers Ugandan broadcaster Beside the NBS Radio installation which represents it's first reference project in Uganda, further adoption of Lawo equipment is in the pipeline. News | Broadcast Sun, 20 May 2018 09:58:13 +0400 Ramadan 2018: Netflix peak viewership time between 2am to 5am Survey shows 51% of Middle Easterners believe they gain an additional 2 to 3 hours daily during the Holy Month News | Broadcast Thu, 17 May 2018 02:41:49 +0400 Calrec Audio appoints EMEA sales manager Calrec Audio announced the appointment of Karl Chapman as international sales manager, primarily concentrating on EMEA territories News | Broadcast Thu, 17 May 2018 10:52:36 +0400 StarzPlay to introduce nine Arabic shows during Ramadan CEO Maaz Sheikh said the shows will feature big name Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese producers and actors such as Haifa Wehbe, who will star in Karma’s Curse. News | Broadcast Wed, 16 May 2018 12:02:29 +0400 First Arabic TV adaptation by Arab Format Lab set to air The TV series is an Arabic adaptation of the teen drama Red Band Society - a successful international comedy-drama format, adapted across 15 countries. News | Broadcast Wed, 16 May 2018 10:28:33 +0400 Bollywood movie Race 3 shot in Abu Dhabi Race 3 filmed at nine locations in the Emirate across 23 days in March and April News | Broadcast Wed, 16 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Pavilion makes Saudi film industry a star attraction at Cannes film market The Saudi Arabia pavilion has been one of the most active international pavilions at Cannes, as the Saudi Film council announced big rebates for productions in the Kingdom. News | Broadcast Tue, 15 May 2018 02:46:08 +0400 Fatafeat Ramadan lineup features celebrity chefs The four new shows feature some of the Middle East’s most renowned celebrity chefs, including Chef Manal Al Alem, Chef Leyla Fathalla and Chef Wafik Belaid. News | Broadcast Tue, 15 May 2018 12:14:44 +0400 Saudi Arabian horror film to hit production floor 'Hajes' is directed by Saudi filmmaker Zyad Al Zahrany and produced by Saudi-born American producer Todd Albert Nims productin company Holam News | Broadcast Mon, 14 May 2018 04:49:20 +0400 New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive Branded "SBC", the channel will broadcast exclusive content including films, talk shows and cooking programmes. SBC will become the entertainment flagship for the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation. News | Broadcast Mon, 14 May 2018 03:18:03 +0400 Intigral signs three year deal content deal with Starz Play The new deal will make all of Starz Play’s 10,000 hours of content available through both the Intigral Jawwy TV box and application. News | Broadcast Mon, 14 May 2018 02:33:53 +0400 New short film by Vice Arabia premieres at twofour54 Connect event twofour54 showcases partners who are inspiring the regions youth including the Vice Arabia premiere of Tal el Ro’b News | Broadcast Mon, 14 May 2018 02:24:15 +0400 VSN set to expand APAC team and showcase AI based features at Broadcast Asia Ahead of the BroadcastAsia event in Singapore, VSN is expanding its APAC team at its Hong Kong office to reflect the increasing importance of the region to its business. News | Broadcast Mon, 14 May 2018 09:38:42 +0400 IMAX and Saudi authority signs MoU to develop local films IMAX Corporation and Saudi Arabia's General Culture Authority (GCA) today agreed a preliminary deal to jointly seek opportunities to identify and develop local IMAX format films News | Broadcast Sun, 13 May 2018 12:57:01 +0400 MBC's O3 Productions & Image Nation to team up on four films Saudi Arabia also revealed incentives package aimed at attracting foreign productions, together with grants and education programs for Saudi filmmakers News | Broadcast Sun, 13 May 2018 12:09:03 +0400 Iflix partners with Vodafone Egypt, sets up Cairo MENA hub Iflix announced it is partnering with Vodafone in Egypt and setting up a new regional hub in Cairo News | Broadcast Sun, 13 May 2018 10:04:47 +0400 Intigral signs JawwyTV partnership deal with VIVA Kuwait VIVA's customers can now access JawwyTV for a monthly subscription fee of KD 2.5 which includes a 30 day free trial. News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 05:32:25 +0400 Matt Zidik Joins Ross Video’s Rocket Surgery as Art Director Ross Video has seen a sharp increase in creative design requests across all of our major verticals recently News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 05:16:27 +0400 Sennheiser shows off Evolution wireless series at events in UAE and Kenya Middle East and Africa Gets its Frist Look at New Generation Evolution Wireless Solutions at Sennheiser Training Events in UAE and Kenya News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 04:39:16 +0400 Clear-Com will showcase IP connection card for Eclipse HX Intercom at Broadcast Asia Clear-Com will highlight the high-density audio-and-intercom-over-IP connection card: E-IPA, for the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom family News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 03:35:25 +0400 Arabsat to setup uplink platform at twofour54 The agreement with Arabsat offers twofour54 clients across the region the ability to distribute content to a huge audience in MENA and Europe directly from the Abu Dhabi free zone. News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 12:52:14 +0400 T-Series appoints Dubai based company as GCC rights licensor SAM Events Management will have the exclusive rights to collect royalties for usage of the master sound recordings and audio-visuals of each song of the music album/titles in the T-Series music catalogue. News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 12:26:01 +0400 Lighthouse wins Best Light and Sound Production award at MESE The award was given for the production work for the 60th anniversary celebrations of Abu Dhabi and LHP’s role in successfully conceptualising, designing, planning, organising and managing the event News | Broadcast Thu, 10 May 2018 09:55:55 +0400 African broadcaster Kwesé takes delivery of Marquis Broadcast Medway system Marquis Broadcast’s Medway middleware solution has now provided Kwesé’s sports edit team with instant access to footage, plus the ability to edit while growing. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 05:45:47 +0400 YallaFeed launch first Twitter live show in MENA #HawanahZein will be produced by YallaFeed with support from Hollywood-based production company, Propagate. The show will curate what’s happening on Twitter based on live conversations that spike on the platform. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 05:25:24 +0400 Sennheiser ME signs deal to provide headsets for Etihad luxury cabins Sennheiser Middle East has announced a partnership with Etihad Airways to be the exclusive provider of headsets for the airline's premier cabin. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 05:11:35 +0400 RTS introduces new ODIN intercom to Middle East RTS conducted a regional launch event in Dubai for the ODIN OMNEO digital intercom matrix, first introduced at NAB 2018. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 03:55:53 +0400 Globecomm wins Middle East Broadcasting Network DTH contract Globecomm will provide satellite transponder, teleport, and terrestrial fiber services for transmitting MBN’s Alhurra TV HD and SD video and Radio Sawa audio content to the Middle East and North Africa region. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 03:08:29 +0400 Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja opens new Creative Studio in Dubai Emirati filmmaker and CEO of Nayla Al Khaja Films, Nayla Al Khaja, launched a new Creative Studio in Dubai and announced her participation in the prestigious Producers Network in Cannes where she will pitch her first feature film. News | Broadcast Wed, 09 May 2018 02:20:01 +0400 Keshet International signs deal with Shemaroo subsidiary to distribute in-flight content to MidEast airlines The deal will see Keshet International’s shows, such as NBC’s military drama The Brave; BBC One’s family drama The A Word and international drama Prisoners of War, offered to airline passengers in the Middle East for the first time. News | Broadcast Tue, 08 May 2018 02:55:06 +0400 Hybrid models for emerging markets There are growing signs that OTT video in emerging markets require a deep understanding of local consumer preferences where the traditional 'rules of the game' may not apply. News | Broadcast Tue, 08 May 2018 12:36:16 +0400 Robe supplies lighting for Tank Musuem in Jordan Nearly 400 Robe ParFect S1s LED luminaires are in action lighting the newly opened Royal Tank Museum in Amman, Jordan, illuminating 110 x battle-worn tanks from a century of wars in the Middle East and other more distant conflicts. News | Broadcast Tue, 08 May 2018 09:19:42 +0400 RTS Intercom set to launch IP intercom product in Dubai RTS Intercom will hold a event for regional broadcasters and media in Dubai on May 8 to mark the regional launch of the ODIN single rack unit, the latest product in its IP intercom line. News | Broadcast Mon, 07 May 2018 04:34:57 +0400 Imagine Communications completes upgrade of IP video transport network for Omantel Broadcast Services Imagine Communications has completed a major upgrade for Omantel to operate a highly agile network linking 55 sites over dedicated fibre providing high-quality HD contribution and distribution services to studios and transmission centres across the country News | Broadcast Sun, 06 May 2018 02:35:12 +0400 Globecast wins distribution of 7 new Arabic channels in US Globecast has partnered with Hotwire Communications to deliver seven new Arabic language channels. The channels include Alaraby, Dubai TV, Sama Dubai, Kuwait TV, Panorama Films, Panorama Drama and Sky News Arabia. News | Broadcast Sun, 06 May 2018 10:24:20 +0400 Saudi Arabia launches $34.7bn entertainment plan American film star Katie Holmes and British actor-cum-director Idris Elba attend launch event of Saudi Quality of Life Program 2020 to encourage leisure economy News | Broadcast Sun, 06 May 2018 09:47:25 +0400 Interview with Alan Hoff, VP Market Solutions at Avid Alan Hoff, Vice President, Market Solutions talks to Digital Studio about Avid's presence at the NAB Show 2018 News | Broadcast Thu, 03 May 2018 02:36:03 +0400 Nielsen data reveals 135,000 more UAE radio listeners in Q1 2018 UAE Radio audience measurement study finds a marked increase in the reach of radio in the late evenings and 66.2 million hours of radio listened to across all seven Emirates in an average week. News | Broadcast Thu, 03 May 2018 10:57:56 +0400 Indian movie star Prabhas shooting new film in Abu Dhabi 'Saaho' is the seventh major Indian movie to be shot in Abu Dhabi currently shooting at locations across the Emirate News | Broadcast Wed, 02 May 2018 10:55:49 +0400 Vox Cinemas opens first Saudi cinema in Riyadh Vox Cinemas plans to invest an additional $533.2 million to open 600 screens over the course of the next five years. News | Broadcast Tue, 01 May 2018 03:48:39 +0400 OSN unveils Ramadan lineup This Ramadan, OSN will bring viewers across the region more than 25 Ramadan series featuring some of the biggest stars of the Arab world. News | Broadcast Tue, 01 May 2018 02:03:28 +0400 Sharjah gets its first English radio station Pulse 95 Radio was launched at a star-studded event at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre on Monday, April 30 News | Broadcast Tue, 01 May 2018 10:13:02 +0400 Online streaming will never eliminate traditional TV, says StarzPlay CEO StarzPlay CEO Maaz Sheikh says some formats including news and sports will continue to be television attractions News | Broadcast Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:20:54 +0400 UAE firm reveals $10bn Indian, Middle East investment plan Aries Group's Indywood Consortium announces plan for multiplex screens, home cinemas and film schools News | Broadcast Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:54:16 +0400 Interview with Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks Digital Studio speaks to TVU Networks CEO Paul Shen about their NAB 2018 experience and plans for the Middle East. News | Broadcast Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:04:35 +0400 Mexico's Cinepolis to enter Saudi Arabia In partnership with Saudi Arabian entertainment and hospitality operator Alhokair Group and Dubai-based luxury and lifestyle retailer Al Tayer Group, Cinepolis will build a cinemas in a range of sizes over the next five years. News | Broadcast Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:33:45 +0400 Yahsat acquires majority stake in Thuraya Thuraya's two satellites, will join the Yahsat fleet, expanding the group's satellite fleet to five. Acquisition will further enhance the UAE's position as a key player in the global space industry. News | Broadcast Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:57:38 +0400 signs content partnership with Dugout The partnership between Dugout and ALTV will deliver exclusive access to original content for football fans across MENA. Beginning this week, ALTV will host new content from Dugout accessible for free both online at and via the ALTV app. News | Broadcast Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:37:42 +0400 Yahlive viewership crosses 10mn households in North Africa Yahlive will presents a detailed report of this survey at ASBU's Radio and TV Festival today in the City of Culture, Tunis. News | Broadcast Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:59:02 +0400 Iflix revamps streaming model with free tier Asia-based streaming service, iflix is making a strategic move to switch from its traditional subscription video (SVOD) model and replace it with a strategy that it says is better adapted to emerging markets. News | Broadcast Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:44:24 +0400 Qube Cinema takes digital cinema service global Qube Cinema announced at CinemaCon 2018 that the Qube Wire service is now available across 105 countries for delivery of movie content. Qube Wire currently serves a broad range of customers extending from independent producers and distributors to large studios. News | Broadcast Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:37:10 +0400 Viu plans to launch 70 original productions in 2018 OTT service Viu is ramping up efforts to actively develop its Viu Original initiative this year which will see 70 titles and over 900 episodes of locally produced content by the end of 2018, including Arabic language content. News | Broadcast Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:22:49 +0400 QYOU Media announces expanded reach Increase fueled by new partnerships with iflix, Go Media and Jio combined with the launch of the company’s first original esports format News | Broadcast Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:51:03 +0400 MENA Anti-Piracy Coalition celebrates more closures, adds new members During this year’s event, the coalition discussed new information and statistics, as well as focused on the development of plans and a strategy for its next phase of work, which includes assessing the scale of piracy operations, and identifying more illegal channels and websites. News | Broadcast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:37:34 +0400 Sennheiser introduces new range of headsets and lavalier microphones for Middle East The brand-new additions to the ew G4 range include the ew 512-p G4 Pro Portable Lavalier Mic Set with camera receiver, bodypack transmitter, professional MKE 2 lavalier mic and various accessories News | Broadcast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:39:56 +0400 Mayssa Maghrebi directs and acts in new movie filmed at twofour54 Popular Arabic actress Mayssa Maghrebi will be appearing both in front of the camera and behind it in new movie ‘Wojooh Moharama’, which is being filmed with the support of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, the latest major Arabic production to be shot in the Emirate. News | Broadcast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:28:32 +0400 VOD platform Weyyak offers exclusive Arabic-Bollywood content for Ramadan Weyyak VOD is the first product of Z5X Global, digital service of Zee Entertainment. News | Broadcast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:08:36 +0400 Vizrt makes Viz Artist design platform free Vizrt's move to make Viz Artist license free will give designers and students the ability to create visual graphics using the broadcast industry's leading design software, while providing media companies access to a much larger talent pool of Viz Artist designers. News | Broadcast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:49:37 +0400