#Streaming

MContent appoints new chief of streaming for global content business

Brandon Fong will drive strategic partnerships with content creators and drive Web3 integration across all product verticals

Anghami acquires Spotlight Events

UAE’s Anghami acquires Spotlight Events to expand footprint

The partnership will enable Spotlight Events to become Anghami’s arm for live events and concerts

FIFA launches free global streaming service

A total of over 40,000 matches will be broadcasted on the platform in 2022

Twitch: 4.4 million GCC gaming fans watched Arabic channels in 2020

Number of streams in Arabic increased by 221% from February to May peak

Shuaa Capital invests in music streaming service Anghami

Anghami was founded in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2012

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Netflix signs five-year partnership with Saudi studio Myrkott

The partnership will involve the production of new and exclusive seasons of the Masameer series

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UAE video streaming service Starzplay adds 600,000 subscribers so far this year

The increase was driven by user growth in Saudi Arabia and the UAE during the Covid-19 period

ESPN adds documentaries, college sport and news to streaming service

ESPN Player available on desktop, mobile, tablet and Android TV across MENA