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...
New report on global '2020 Media Trends & Predictions' by Kantar predicts there will be a digital paradox; while evolving media channels will create opportunities, wide range of channels will make it more difficult to connect with consumers The ‘Digital...
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...
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...
Role of social media in Arab Spring and the ISIS conflict  A panel of leading media experts discussed Tuesday at this year’s Abu Dhabi Media Summit the role social media is playing in the 21st century Middle East and its...
France 24, the French international TV channel, has a new signature, "Liberty, Equality, News" recalling the official motto of France, which is; "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" The French international news channel France Global Media Group (which also includes radio RFI and...
IGN Convention heats up in July. Stars and geeks collide at Dubai’s most awesome video games, movies and comics festival. Master Chief, Wolverine, Lara Croft, Batman, Darth Vader, Dr Who and a whole host of popular video game, movie, and comics...
  The Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera is on the lookout for a new office in New York and may consider moving into the former headquarters of the New York Times newspaper. After the acquisition of Al Gore’s Current TV for USD...
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...
Iraq's media regulatory body has ordered the closure of 44 media outlets in the country, including the BBC and Voice of America. Sources with knowledge of the order said on Sunday the dispute escalated over broadcast licences. US-funded Radio Sawa and privately-owned...
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...
An outcry by press freedom campaigners has forced the Iraqi government to review its plans to suspend licences of 44 media operations in the country. Ali Nasir, deputy director of Communications and Media Commission, said the news media watchdog will give the targeted...
The independent Tunisian media authority on Wednesday announced it is shutting down citing its failure to achieve objectives due to interference by the Islamist-dominated government. "The body does not see the point in continuing its work and announces that it...
Grayling, a leading global communications firm, today revealed ambitious changes to the company’s brand, core offering and growth strategy, punctuated by bold new livery and a new website.  While the firm will continue to offer a full range of...
By E. Nina Rothe I first watched The Infidel at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, and immediately knew the film would win audiences the world over. The story, written by David Baddiel, is one that poses questions about...
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 &...
Prepare to be glued to your screen with OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, exclusively releasing new documentaries covering biographical, political, historical, technological, science and space, crime and other intruguing topics via their Reality Checks, a segment...
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...
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...
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...
For all you tweeps out there, there is something in store for you. To the Android and iPhone users, look carefully at your twitter page, you may just find a difference, or you may find the similarities between Twitter...
Patents, patents and more patents. Woes of Google seems to be never ending. Google recently pointed the finger at its rivals for buying patents in order to hold back the success of Android, a mobile operating system. Apple, Oracle, Microsoft...
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...
By M. S. Shah Jahan (continued from last week) It was 14 November 2011. Neil Heywood, a Beijing resident, arrived in fog-shrouded Chongqing and checked into Sheraton Hotel, as he was summoned on short notice for a meeting in Chongqing with...
Facebook, the biggest social media platform in the world with more than 800 million active users worldwide, will be cashing on its supremo status by broadcasting ?Michael Forever? tribute concert?via its pay-per-view system on 8 October. Milyoni, a?Facebook-based commerce company,...
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...
?Super heroes!? are those strong men in colourful attire, striving to save the world from evil. All of us have grown up with superheroes like Superman, Batman, Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and so on. However, how many of us have...
MediaCityUK, modelled on Dubai Media City, has been voted as the Britain?s ?ugliest' development. The site, which is the new home of BBC, was ranked worst amongst other competitors in the Building Design magazine?s ?Carbuncle Cup?. MediaCityUK is an...
The Apple iPhone 5, is set to be released in October, and Sprint Nextel will be one of its carriers, a report citing unnamed sources published in the Wall Street Journal says. Sprint shares have been falling lately but...
Language inspired by the Internet and modern short forms has found its way into the Chambers Dictionary?s latest edition. The 200-year-old publisher will be adding around 200 new words and phrases that come from language used mainly on the Internet...