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Even if to date its TV market has long been dominated by free-to-air (FTA) channels, the MENA region’s large youth population, fast-improving mobile connectivity as well as the flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth in online video, says a report from EY.

As it looks to introduce developments such as 4KTV and HDR across the MENA region, Abu Dhabi Media has embarked upon a major enhancement of its central technical facilities.

The IPL 2018 Retention event, recently broadcast in India for the first time in its ten-year history, has given Star India a cause for celebration after gaining a multiplatform audience of 8.1 million.

CBeebies preschool series Hey Duggee has hit over one billion views in China in under a year since it first launched on the country’s leading video streaming platforms.

Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) is showcasing its new television channel NatGeo Kids Abu Dhabi after agreeing an uplink partnership deal with UAE telco du.

AsiaSat has launched a hybrid satellite/IP platform and an over-the-top (OTT) video delivery service to support Wi-Fi access in rural areas.

Fox Turkey has added 65 episodes to the Talpa TV format The Big Picture, currently in its second season in the country.

Acorn TV has announced its first series commission of the year with the green light of the second series of one of its most popular series, the mystery Agatha Raisin.

beIN Sports has celebrated its fifth anniversary with growing appeal among younger sports fans, attracting a younger audience than most cable sports networks, according to Nielsen.

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Enterprises has created Telemundo Global Studios, a new division to be led by veteran media executive Marcos Santana.

Pebble Beach Systems has confirmed that the playout of all Discovery Networks MENA’s channels is now under the control of an eight-channel, fully redundant Marina system.

Canada’s Edwige Magazine, aimed at working women around the world, has chosen Arkena to support its launch of a TV channel in Europe.

Following the appointment of Scott Puopolo as CEO in October, Telestream has announced a new corporate structure and the expansion of its senior leadership team with a number of new senior appointments.

Castalia Communications has become the first partner of TV Perú Internacional in the US.

Animated films were the most purchased titles on Vivo TV’s transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) platform in Brazil during 2017.

Argentina’s leading pay-TV provider has added four signals to its HD packages and TV everywhere platform Cablevisión Flow.

Growing private operations in satellite and fibre drove Argentina’s Arsat to reach a profit of $20 million during 2017, almost five times more than it saw in 2016.

London-based distributor Kew Media Group has appointed Jennifer Askin as VP of sales, distribution for the US and Latin America.

The author of La Leyenda del Ladrón has claimed that La Peste, Telefónica’s latest original production, is surprisingly similar to his book, setting Twitter on fire.

A five-year forecast on voice control of TV entertainment through remote controls from UK analyst group Rethink Technology Research has found that nearly 143 million homes will install such technology by 2022, up from the present number of 21.3 million.