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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

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