Effective February 1, Dubai Film & TV Commission will outdo its previous record by slashing the time to issue permits for filming in Dubai from three days to one. The Film Commission is also looking to provide permits for aerial filming online.
Author - Vijaya Cherian
Vijaya Cherian is Editorial Director & Managing Partner at CPI Trade Media in addition to heading the Broadcast Division at the publishing house as Group Editor. She has spent the last 15 years writing about the MENA broadcast market from a technical and commercial point of view. Vijaya is presently one of the judges for the IBC Innovation Awards.
TRT Arabi was available, thus far, only in SD on Nilesat and Badr-4 positions in MENA. A HD version of the channel will be available to viewers on the same satellite positions with Hotbird covering Europe from January 7, 2019.
2018 may have been tough but challenges often compel us to think creatively and I'm certain this will result in several new ideas this year.
There’s never been greater demand for quality Arabic content, but are the content specialists – the production houses, distributors, commissioning editors and content producers – able to fuel that demand, and are we able to create work that can appeal to international audiences?
Majid TV stayed authentic to the character of Pablo by choosing an autistic child to represent the protagonist along with regionalising the design and graphics in the production.
Spacetoon to produce and broadcast Arabic versions of Baby Shark and other Pinkfong songs. In addition, ALC will be master license holder for all categories of Pinkfong and Baby Shark.
Vishal Onkar and Richard Saldanha on how U-TO can help rights owners navigate complicated contracts for content distribution and monetisation across multiple platforms.
CEO of 7awi (Hawi), a major content provider on Snap, talks about the company's online success and how the JV will help firms in SHAMS move to digital platforms.
Dubai International Content Market, a new and rejuvenated version of MyContent, will be hosted in Dubai from December 9-10, 2018. In conversation with Vlad Borovina, Project & Sales Manager, prior to the event.
Mena.tv will have a Ramadan page with ten brand new titles scheduled for release in May 2019. The campaign launch will coincide with the Dubai International Content Market event.
Voice dubbing company NiS will launch a new version of its Tazmeen dubbing system at Dubai International Content Market. It will use the platform to offer the solution to other dubbing companies through partnerships.
Experts on the production panel at the 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro Summit debated the strategy to successfully develop Arabic content.
Last year, if the CEOs called for collaboration to survive external forces that come to the region with money and marketing muscle, this year, Sam Barnett began the CEO panel discussion by announcing that MBC had joined forces with Fox.
Fox Networks Group MENA has announced that its newly launched Fox Plus streaming service is now available on MBC Group's Shahid Plus and Intigral's Jawwy TV platform.
The partnership, which went into effect from October 2018, gives DMS the exclusive rights to extend advertising sales and opportunities on the Weyyak VoD platform.
Khulud Abu Homos and Mustafa Alaidaroos are geared to experiment with every content recipe that has worked: international adaptations, content incubators, a market for pilot episodes and even crowd-funding a whole film. In conversation with the dynamic duo.
The transformation included an overhaul of the channel with a new look and feel to the TV network as well as changes to Alhurra-Iraq, Radio Sawa and Alhurra.com.
Co-Founder of Cinema Akil, Butheina Hamed Kazim, at the official launch of the mini cinema house at Al Serkal Avenue on what purpose it will serve for the local community of cinema lovers.
To gain new insights into today’s MENA media market, register to attend the ASBU BroadcastPro Summit at broadcastpromeawards.com.
From innovations around 4K, UHD and HDR to a Netflix partnership alliance, Canon experts take us through storytelling initiatives suited for filmmakers, big or small.