Press Release Getty Images, one of the world's leading creators and distributors of visual content and other digital media, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Master Delegate, Gallo Images Middle East. Alongside Photolibrary, acquired...
Syfy celebrates regional debut only on OSN with unveiling of Virtual Reality hybrid series and new programming line-up The only science fiction-focused TV channel in the region delivers brand new sci-fi content, including genre-defining movies &...
Bahraini government has signed agreements with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal paving the way to move his Rotana news and entertainment company from Cairo to the Gulf island state, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Wednesday. The move...
The rains are relentless at Cannes as the red carpets get soaked, and celebrities sashay around underneath their umbrellas. Sometimes one gets the feeling that the Rain Gods are creating a setting akin to the movies being screened at...
A new report ranks UAE as the biggest spender on advertising in the Arab world. Figures from the Pan Arab Research Centre (PARC) show that the UAE spent about 6 percent more on advertising during Q1 of 2013, compared to...
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened Wednesday evening amidst glitterati from Hollywood, Bollywood and other regional cinemas. DIFF had its inception in 2004 and is emerging as a major silver screen event in the region. It is the time of...
Kenza Restaurant hosts an iftar for the Media Ramada Downtown Hotel’s Kenza Restaurant hosted a special iftar for media professionals in Dubai last night.  The event was attended by media practitioners from some of the leading publications and media houses...
Freedom of the media, freedom of expression. The world cries out. But in the light of the freedom of the press have we overlooked the freedom of individual and the right to privacy? The scandal which rocked the U.K. media...
By E. Nina Rothe The 5th annual Gulf Film Festival begins today, screening 155 films from 40 nations through the 16th of April. All showings are free and open to the public at Grand Cinemas, Dubai Festival City and the...
Dubai eGovernment, the Department in charge of supervising eTransformation in Dubai, has launched Supply2Dubai, the official Procurement Portal of Dubai Government. The website www.supply2dubai.gov.ae is powered by Tejari and acts as the single online destination for all suppliers engaged...
More than 30% of people in Saudi Arabia watch 3 to 5 hours of TV every day during Ramadan compared to an average of 2.7 hours throughout the rest of the year 85% prefer to watch their favourite programmes in...
Zawya, one of Middle East's leading news and information service provider, has been bought out by Thomson Reuters Corporation, a global news wire service and information provider. Zawya was privately held by the Dubai-based investment group Saffar holdings. Financial terms of...
Demand for local content will spur rapid MENA media growth, says new Abu Dhabi Media Summit study Gaming set to grow exponentially in the region, expected to nearly triple in size in the coming years -- from $1.6 billion in 2014...
Ooredoo has signed a multi-territory, multi-year deal with The Walt Disney Company Middle East and North Africa to bring some of the world’s best-loved entertainment direct to Ooredoo customers for the first time. Customers of Ooredoo’s award-winning Next Generation Mozaic...
Acknowledging the challenge of  job creation, Queen Rania Al Abdullah was nonetheless optimistic about emerging opportunities in the region. Speaking at the inauguration of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2014, she said, "The good news is that new industries are...
Advertising is an important ingredient for the success of every business. Organisations spend millions every year on advertising. The sole purpose is to educate the public about the product or service and eventually increase sales. The obvious reasons for spending...
The?British Broadcasting Corporation?announced Friday that it would eliminate 2,000 jobs, cut its sports budget, show more re-runs, and broadcast fewer talk and game shows. Mark Thompson, the broadcaster?s director general, told his staff that the changes ? which amount to...
Let me tell you a story. It is a story of why the UAE and the wider Gulf region is such a confusing place for a relative newcomer. In October 2011, I was walking along on an upper floor of...
One thing certain about Twitter is that it brings an unappealing appearance to first time visitors. You often hear why in the world would someone go for a service that allows sending 140-character updates to your "followers"? Good question...
The sheer number of photographs that are taken today are at an all-time high. The question is, can today's photographs be considered art, or simply millions of 'captures' of the mundane? Will billions of new photographers achieve artistic greatness? In previous...
There are social, psychological and cultural aspects to every economic slowdown. The media, however, plays a crucial role in building up these sentiments for or against any ruling government. An example of this is the recent "Occupy Wall Street" Movement,...
Cash on Delivery increases by 75% in one year, surpassing all expectations. MENA region e-commerce grows by a staggering 190%. ArabNet Digital Summit 2013 continues to expose the hottest trends and eye-popping insights into digital business in the Middle East and...
Digital advertising spending the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is growing at a staggering rate of 37% each year. Currently, estimated at 10 percent of the total global Ad spend, the Middle East's spend is expected to reach USD...
The ever-increasing number of media channels presents an opportunity for marketers to differentiate how they mix and play the media, according to a recent study from Connected Life by TNS, the world’s largest custom market research organisation. This observation throws...
Paramount Pictures has announced it will host a new themed hotel in Dubai. The resort could open its doors by 2015, Paramount Hotels and Resorts, the official licensees of Paramount, reports said. "As the official licensees of the Paramount name, we...
Experience Google Street View and go on a virtual tour to the top of the World. Now you can take a virtual tour of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, without visiting Dubai! For the first time ever, Google has...
Coupon selling websites have made it possible for the middle class to get experiences otherwise not easily accessible through modern means of marketing and social media. The sole purpose of social media is to provide users to be able to...
The British government has decided to step up its security measures, especially after the unrest in the Arab world. It has decided to set up an early warning system to identify and prevent unrest in high-risk areas where it...
The Pan Arabian Enquirer, our favourite ever-facetious Middle Eastern satire site, has been poking fun at censorship in the Middle East. Inspired by extensive censorship of the film Wolf of Wall Street, they mocked the release of risqué director...
The staff at the bestselling British newspaper are alarmed and angry amid fears that the fate of News of the World would befall them. However, Rupert Murdoch moved immediately to assure the staff that the paper would not close...