Getty Images expands into the Middle East

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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 by Getty Images in 2011, the two businesses will be consolidated to create Getty Images Middle East.

As one of Getty Images’ master delegates, Gallo Images Middle East has been the primary distributor of Getty Images’ wholly owned creative and editorial content to the Middle Eastern market since 2005 and has been a key contributor to Getty Images’ success in the fast-growing region. The acquisition will offer customers in the Middle East an expanded and simplified service, by providing access to even more high quality and relevant content than ever before, all in one place.

“As worldwide demand for content across multiple channels and platforms continues to increase, we are delighted to expand our global reach to fully serve the Middle Eastern market,” said Jonathan Klein, Getty Images’ co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Middle Eastern brands and companies have recognised that engaging, effective communication is a powerful tool to help a business grow; the development of Getty Images Middle East will further enhance our geographic presence and will enable us to provide customers across the region with a one-stop solution for content and services, that supports all their communcation needs.”

Getty Images Middle East will serve customers in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen through a central office in Dubai.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.ae to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. Additional information on how Getty Images inspires and powers communications can be found on The Getty Images Blog at blog.gettyimages.com as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gettyimages.com.

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