Magazine article Screen International

Pay-TV Network beIN Inks MENA Film Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Pay-TV Network beIN Inks MENA Film Deal

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Middle East pay TV network beIN Media Group has inked a content deal with local distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment as it looks to expand its film and TV offering.

The sports specialist has inked a five-year, first run output deal for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region with the independent film distributor, which will feed through titles including horror It Follows, Oliver Stone's Snowden, Mel Gibson thriller Blood Father, Cannes winner Deephan and Ben Wheatley's upcoming action film Free Fire.

All titles will premiere exclusively as part of beIN's recently launched film offering.

Further deal points were not disclosed.

Commenting on the deal, Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN, said: "As we launch our entertainment portfolio, it is imperative that we align with independent content aggregators. We feel that Front Row is a great fit for beIN. Their enthusiasm, love and knowledge of the film industry is remarkable. We are confident that this partnership will be a major asset to the network's expansion. …

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