beIN Media, Front Row ink film deal


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Titles include Japanese anime film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, David Robert Mitchell’s horror film It Follows, Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and Blood Father starring Mel Gibson.

The pay-TV operator recently announced its plans to launch a raft of entertainment channels to complement its premium sports channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

“We understand beIN’s ambition to position itself as the leading regional entertainment platform and we are committed to collaborating with beIN on this journey,” said Gianluca Chakra, managing partner of Dubai-based Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

He added that the five-year agreement was “probably one of the biggest deals in Front Row’s history”.

Front Row recently acquired John Hyams’ Maniac Cop remake and New Faith, directed by Alejandro Brugues and staring Antonio Bandares for the MENA region.

beIN Media is also rumoured to be in talks to buy Miramax as it begins to diversify from premium sports to general entertainment programming.