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Peter Einstein, CEO, Gulf DTH/Showtime

Peter Einstein was appointed president and chief executive of Gulf DTH/Showtime, the fastest growing direct-to-home digital satellite pay-TV service for the Middle East, in January 1997. Showtime provides eleven channels of Western programming throughout the region, from the Gulf to North Africa. As president and chief executive, Einstein has overall …

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Pay-TV in Egypt: Impediments and Developments

An excerpt from a master's thesis submitted to the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, The American University in Cairo, January 1999 Overview: Pay TV in the Arab World In every nation of the Arab world except Lebanon, the national broadcasting systems used to be entirely government-owned. The old and …

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Transnational Broadcasting in Asia

An online discussion with Philip Kitley, Keval Kumar, Brian Shoesmith, Amos Owen Thomas, and Tony Wilson TBS: Some experts believe transnational broadcasting has the potential to bring harmony between subgroups and between nations. Others believe the opposite, that the diversity of cultures that transnational broadcasting reflects and spreads will in the …

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Rupert Murdoch: Always Moving, Always Shaking

TBS Contributing Editor Chris Forrester caught up with Murdoch to talk about News Corp's expansion into Europe Preparing for a snapshot interview with Rupert Murdoch is a difficult challenge for any journalist. First, the man is, for all the publicity that surrounds him, something of an enigma. We all know him so well, …

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