From MENA Entertainment Channels related to Formats & Game shows
has entered the entertainment content business in November 2015. Prior to that, bein Media was offering only sports content via the bein Sports channels. The Qatari company has signed deals with Turner Broadcasting, Discovery, Fox International Channels, Prime entertainment, Front Row Entertainment and Italia Film International for the provision of premium entertainment content. Its major competitor “OSN” was very active in 2015 and was well prepared to face off competition both from beinmedia and from major OTT providers; like Netflix and Starzplay (both have launched their services in the MENA region). OSN has inked deals with Warner Bros, NBC Universal and BBC enriching its content offer for 2016.
Took the pan-arab format rights for ”Voice kid”, “Top chef and “Project Runaway” and "Your face Sounds familiar"
are currently launching “Saturday Night Life" an NBCUniversal format
- Lebanon will be broadcasting in 2016 the famous Game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, presented by Georges Kardahi
launched in March “The Queen Ahlam” which is the localised version of “Bestfriends forever” that Paris Hilton hosted. The show was canceled.
part of Abu Dhabi Media, started the production of entertainment shows for kid, namely “Ana Zahra” among several others
has announced several entertainment formats programmes for 2016 . In a nut shell, even though nowadays most of the businesses in MENA are on semi-hold, with budget reductions , TV watching particularly drama series and entertainment programmes, remain very popular and still manage to draw millions of viewers every day