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NBCUniversal Films Headed to East Africa

NAIROBI: NBCUniversal International Television Distribution has licensed a selection of library feature films, including the Jurassic Park trilogy, for pay-TV rights in the East Africa region to Wananchi Group’s Zuku. Highlights of the deal include The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy 3, Mamma Mia!, Hellboy 2, The Changeling and The Tale ...

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MBC HD Channels Join Abu Dhabi TV Network

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi TV Network has added seven new channels from the Dubai-based MBC Group. AD Sports set-top box subscribers gain access to MBC 1, MBC 2, MBC 4, MBC Drama, MBC Action, MBC Max and Al Arabiya news channel, all in high definition. The partnership also includes AD Sports’ exclusive Barclays Premier ...

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Prince Alwaleed Makes $300 Million Investment in Twitter

RIYADH: News Corp. investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns 95 percent of Kingdom Holding, has purchased a stake in Twitter for $300 million. The investment by the Saudi Prince and the Kingdom Holding Company represents around 3 percent of Twitter. Prince Alwaleed has investments in entertainment and media entities ...

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Olympic Rights Awarded in Sub-Saharan Africa

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the exclusive terrestrial TV rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for the London 2012 Games to Octagon. Octagon also gets the non-exclusive radio and mobile platform broadcast rights for the 2012 Games. Jacques Rogge, IOC’s president, said, “We are delighted to have reached this ...

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Comedy Central Scores Carriage on DStv

JOHANNESBURG: MTV Networks Africa is bringing the Comedy Central channel to MultiChoice’s DStv platform in sub-Saharan Africa.  Starting December 6, a bespoke 24-hour English-language Comedy Central service will go out to 47 territories in sub-Saharan Africa. The launch on DStv brings viewers hits such as The Daily Show with Jon ...

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Event Preview: MyContent

November 30 to December 1 Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre   The MyContent entertainment market, serving the Middle East and North Africa, is returning this month in its second edition, taking place November 30 to December 1 in Dubai. The inaugural MyContent drew in more than 3,000 professionals from ...

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