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Saudi Arabia’s MBC Group extends kids pact with Paramount’s Nickelodeon

Saudi Arabia-based MBC Group has extended its programming deal with Paramount Global Content Distribution, with a raft of kids shows heading to the MENA-focused media giant. The three-year pact will see a minimum of 350 episodes of Nickelodeon shows heading to MBC’s children’s channel MBC3 and its VOD service Shahid, with the group securing free-to-air […]

Saudi Arabia’s MBC & Vice Media strike pact for Arabic lifestyle shows

Saudia Arabia-based MBC Group has struck a pact with Vice Media Group that will see the youth-skewing producer creating a raft of Arabic-language programming for the company. The new partnership will include bespoke content created exclusively for MBC across genres including food, music, fashion, the visual arts and video games. Production will be run out […]

MENA streamer Shahid expands anime offering via TV Tokyo, Toei & Aniplex deals

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) media giant MBC Group has struck an expanded deal with a variety of anime studios and production houses in Japan to take more content into the region. MBC’s streamer Shahid has taken exclusive rights in MENA to TV Tokyo’s Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, which is a 52-episode series based […]

MBC Group inks content deal with Turkish prodcos Medyapim & Ay Yapim

MENA-based MBC Group is expanding its Turkish content offering via a five-year partnership with Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim. The deal, announced at MIPCOM, will see Turkish content shared exclusively with MBC Group via first look and volume deal agreements, along with original Arabic-language content being produced for the MENA market. The yet-to-be-announced […]

MBC Group strikes deal for BBC Studios scripted format ‘Doctor Foster’

MBC Group has acquired the rights to produce the first Arabic language adaptation of BBC Studios scripted format Doctor Foster.  Originally created by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic, the series centers around a doctor whose life implodes when she suspects her husband of having an affair. The local adaptation is already in production […]

Shahid VIP preps Tony Jordan drama, with Katrina Neylon joining sales team

Saudi Arabia-based streamer Shahid VIP is preparing to launch its latest project from Life On Mars’ Tony Jordan, with former Fremantle and StudioCanal exec Katrina Neylon leading on global sales. The Devil’s Promise is from Shahid VIP’s in-house production division MBC Studios and follows a man who promises to sell his soul to the devil in […]

MBC’s Shahid VIP adapts Saudi novels for ‘Rise Of The Witches’ drama

Middle East media giant MBC Studios has started production on Rise Of The Witches, which claims to be the “biggest TV series” to emerge from Saudi Arabia to date. Details of the cost have not been revealed, but MBC said the “top-budget” fantasy-adventure show destined for streamer Shahid VIP would be “the biggest series to […]

MBC orders Mid-East version of Talpa’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

MENA-based MBC Group has become the latest buyer of Talpa format, Million Dollar Island. The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US, will be produced in Saudi Arabia by Blue Engine Studios, Talpa’s regional partner. The show is set to air on a yet-to-be-announced MBC channel, as well as on streamer Shahid […]

Shahid VIP takes UK ‘Stand UP’ format to MENA

MBC Group-owned Arabic SVOD service Shahid VIP has ordered a local adaptation of comedy format The Stand Up Sketch Show. Different Productions will produce the 10 x 30-minute series, which will be known locally as Stand UP, for Shahid VIP, based on the format created by Spirit Studios for ITV2 in the UK, which is […]

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