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Dubai Media City Prepares for Next Phase

Not yet a year old, Dubai Media City is drawing big names like MBC and Reuters—and broadcasters say they're happy with their new home. The view from Dubai Media City is tremendous. Besides the massive and shiny new Dubai Media City and next-door Dubai Internet City facilities themselves, across the …

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“Monitoring the Middle East’s Information Revolution”

A Conversation with Michael Hudson and Jon Anderson,  Co-Directors of the Arab Information Project, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University "Access to new information resources is shaping up as a major issue across the Arab Middle East," says Dr. Michael Hudson, Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and Professor of International …

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Khalid Abu Nuwar, General Manager, MultiChoice Egypt

Sarah Sullivan: How is the relationship of MultiChoice Egypt to CNE, and to ART and Showtime, structured? Khalid Abu Nuwar: We specialize in different areas of the business. There's ART and Showtime as bouquet providers, CNE and NCN as pay-TV license holders for distribution in Egypt, and we work under their auspices …

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Showtime Relaunches with Four New Pay-TV Packages

CAIRO March 22, 2001: Showtime, one of the Middle East's main contenders in pay television, announced today that it is adding eight new premium sports, news, entertainment, and documentary channels to its bouquet. The network is now the exclusive regional carrier of the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, which covers both …

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ART Relaunches as ‘Total Entertainment Solution’

CAIRO, EGYPT  With its March launch of the Al-Awael bouquet, ART (Arab Radio and Television), acting through its platform management company Arab Digital Distribution (ADD), has positioned itself as an across-the-board competitor, rather than Arabic-language niche player, in the Middle East's pay-TV arena. In the words of ADD Chairman Sheikh Saleh …

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Ibrahim Nawar, VCS’s Managing Director

Video Cairo Sat has for almost thirty years been providing news production services to TV broadcasters around the world. Now, with the legalization of private satellite channels in Egypt, VCS is launching Cairo Sat News, its own satellite news channel. TBS Managing Editor Sarah Sullivan talked to VCS's Managing Director Ibrahim Nawar in …

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