Sarah Ahmed AlJarman of DMI is consistently working towards keeping television relevant for MENA audiences. She tells BroadcastPro ME about combining meaningful, engaging content with a strong return on investment for the state broadcaster.
With films cheaper to make than the average fees a film school charges, regional film schools, both private and government, are staying relevant with curricula geared to a disruption-ridden broadcast industry.
While 93% of the UAE population listened to radio in Q4 of 2018, it was listeners of Filipino and South Asian nationalities that spurred the overall radio listenership figures in the region.
The first thing that catches your eye as you walk into Alhurra TV’s brand-new TV facility in Dubai Media City is the vast sense of space. Although the facility has a low ceiling, the curved design of the sets, the oval rotating floors and the studio furniture create the illusion of an infinitely...
The time-consuming and labour-intensive process of post-production is rarely appreciated and understood even less.
When one of the MENA region's top shopping channels wanted a change of gear to enhance its production and live broadcasting capabilities at its new facility in Dubai Studio City, they turned to Dubai-based systems integrator and distributor UBMS for a Blackmagic Design installation.
Titled ‘OTT & Social Media: Driving Video Entertainment’, the panel covered issues such as the video push by social media platforms, sports as a genre, content commissioning by OTT and social media platforms, and engaging audiences while keeping the experience secure.
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?
A lively exchange on cloud adoption and the deployment of AI in broadcast workflows ensured that the post-lunch tech panel had the rapt attention of attendees at the 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro Summit. Issues covered also included workplace culture vis-à-vis technical changes, evolving satellite...
Titled ‘The Digital Transition and Building a Robust Media Business’, the discussion covered international competition, local media strategies, the UAE’s regional role, the economic impact of video streaming, the impact of the public broadcaster and the Saudi opportunity, among other topics.
Experts on the production panel at the 2018 ASBU BroadcastPro Summit debated the strategy to successfully develop Arabic content.
Ahmad Ghossein’s first feature film, "All This Victory", is as much about the July 2006 war and a universal human story as it is about a Middle East film that has won a significant award at Europe's oldest film festival.
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.
Digital platform specialists at Dubai-based Qanawat explain the opportunities and hurdles in the MENA region.
Dubai-based lecturer and filmmaker, Reshel Shah Kapoor and DoP Arith Sudhakaran speak to BroadcastPro ME about filming "God Children" in India.
The team at Seven Production was tasked with the coverage of the Saudi National Day celebrations and the production of the first ever live broadcast of the spectacular Cirque du Soleil on MBC1.
Al-Sharqiya Group created seamless collaboration with social media platforms following a recent upgrade at its London studio facility, which also included critical enhancements in storage and workflow efficiencies.
The team at the Riyadh-based production house Nebras Films, offers BroadcastPro ME a ringside view of the monumental making of "Born A King" and the potential beyond.
Managing Director Benjamin Ampen of Twitter MENA explains how his team is monetising video content in collaboration with content publishers and advertisers.
Vijaya Cherian speaks to the team that transformed a greenfield site to a landmark television station.