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MBC - Middle East Broadcasting Corporation

Main Category: Production House
First Address : 76267
Second Address : MBC Building, Dubai Media City
City : Dubai
Country : United Arab Emirates
Phone: 971 4 3919999
Fax: 971 4 3919900
Email: infotv@mbc.ae
Website: www.mbc.net


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The class of 2010

The Middle East is home to exciting digital media talent. Sean Williams finds out how it is harnessed.

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10 people to know in Mideast's broadcast industry

An introduction to ten people who are helping to shape the future of the Middle East's broadcasting industry.

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VIDEO: 'Pay-for-TV is unsustainable' - MBC boss

'If pay-tv was sustainable, would Showtime and Orbit have amalgamated together?' - Tim Riordan.

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Bucking the trend

Channel launches, large-scale marketing activities and no across-the-board job losses. MBC COO and general manager, Sam Barnett tells John Parnell how the FTA giant has fought off the downturn.

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MBC seals Paramount blockbuster films deal

Free-to-air TV channel buys rights to more major films, including latest Star Trek.

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The guide

With several hundred channels, a blossoming network of broadband connections and the highest cellular service penetration in the world, the Middle East content delivery market offers lucrative rewards. Digital Broadcast presents a comprehensive guide to doing business in the region.

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MBC signs deal to show 32 Indian movies

Free to air TV network targets GCC's large sub continent audience with new agreement.

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Du and PCCW strengthen network for MBC

Dubai-based broadcaster MBC set to benefit from IP network spanning Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America

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Question time

The Arab Media Forum, which was staged in Dubai last month, featured senior representatives from print, online and TV who debated a range of issues from finance to foreign news channels. Digital Broadcast reviews the highlights.

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Engaging content is the need of the hour

More people are sitting in front of the television these days and I can't imagine it's because there's any more exciting content on telly now than there was five months ago.

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Mideast TV firm signs major new deal with Warner Bros

Agreement will see top TV shows broadcast by MBC at the same time as in the US.

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MBC and Beyond Dreams co-produce Khaleeji film

Kuwaiti production firm Beyond Dreams and Saudi-owned MBC Group have teamed up to produce an Arabic film titled The Circle, scripted by Masood Amralla Al Ali and directed by Nawaf Al Janahi.

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MBC expands soap opera shows despite Mufti fury

TV company launches new Turkish dramas, with more in the pipeline despite protest.

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MBC Group gets help from Marquis Broadcast

Saudi-backed media conglomerate MBC Group has engaged the services of Marquis Broadcast’s Consultancy Division to advise it on a number of new technology projects including technology evaluations and process audits.

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Top media exec criticises UAE net censorship

Barring websites with illegal copyrighted material wrong way to control piracy.

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Companies combine to offer Internet TV

Etisalat and MBC offer customers chance to watch Ramadan programmes they missed first time round.

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Friend or foe - can operators work with content providers?

The recent Arab Advisors conference in Jordan attracted key decision makers from across the Arab world. Here, high-profile panelists discuss whether telco operators should work with content providers for their services, or aggregate the content themselves.

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Satellite dishes smashed in TV soap protest

Villagers destroy equipment after imam hits out at Turkish soap operas.

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MBC targets Iranian viewers

MBC launched a Farsi-language channel dubbed MBC Persia last month. The launch is part of MBC Group’s efforts to tap into Persian audiences in both Iran and the Arab world.

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Turkish soaps 'evil' says Saudi grand mufti

Kingdom's religious leader hits out at TV programmes for destroying local values.

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Convergence kings

The fifth Arab Advisors Media and Telecoms Convergence Conference concluded in Jordan last month, with key stakeholders agreeing to collaborate on key media and telecommunications convergence projects.

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CEOs highlight need for collaboration

Operators and content providers need to learn to co-exist in convergent world, say panelists at Arab Advisors' conference

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Ahlan wa Sahlan

Ladies and Gentlemen - a warm welcome to the Arabian Businesswomen Special Report 2008.

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The Future Arabian Businesswoman

EXCLUSIVE: Influential Arabian woman Muna AbuSulayman on her vision and new business venture into fashion.

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Showtime

Hollywood is heading East with US networks and studios staking their claim to lucrative airwaves.

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MBC head slams costly Arabic TV

CEO Sheikh Walid Al-Ibrahim warns broadcasters are being driven to non-Arab serials.

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Popstar Haife Wehbe faces Bahrain ban

Islamist-dominated parliament approves motion asking gov't to ban singer's performance.

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Al-Jazeera CEO most powerful Arab in media

Wadah Khanfar revealed as the most influential Arab in media sector in Power 100 list.

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HDTV: revolution now

Massive consumer uptake of high-definition (HD)-ready displays and increased interest in next-generation playback devices is turning up the heat on regional broadcasters to accelerate the roll-out of high-definition television services, writes Aaron Greenwood.

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d’Events promises brand experiences

Increasing client sophistication requires greater attention to detail when planning events.

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Top slot

It's hard to play down the importance of the DMC, with major players like Showtime and MBC relocating to the free zone.

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Game plan

The X Games were held at Dubai Festival City last month. Digital Studio toured the facility with ESPN's TV production and operations consultant, John Davies, to find out more about the challenges of covering action sports for television.

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School of the future

The University of Sharjah has established a multi-million dollar training facility for its media and fine arts students at its College of Fine Arts. Digital Studio reports.

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TV audience counter by 2008: MBC

Broadcaster says advertisers currently receiving a "massive bargain".

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MBC Group rolls out advanced Cisco network

Network will allow high bandwidth transmission of data and video

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MBC's plan to get into the movies

Saudi-owned TV giant Middle East Broadcasting seeks to open new film department by end of 2008.

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Budding filmmakers given chance at fame

MBC is giving select UAE students opportunity to have mobile movie played at Dubai film festival.

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Movie website to go live

mbc2 launches movie portal as part of 'Movies in Motion' competition

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Middle East networks sign up kids shows

At least three more international kids shows set for Arabic debuts.

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Brand new content

Pan-Arab broadcaster MBC is revamping its website to include more rich media and user interaction, its group director says.

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Kuwait protests Arab TV drama

Arab station asked not to broadcast controversial series that could offend Shi'ite community.

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MBC invests in Ross

MBC Group has invested in a Synergy 3 MD-X production switcher from Ross to upgrade its facility to high-definition. Salam Media Cast Dubai will supply, install and integrate the Ross Synergy production switcher.

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MBC upgrades systems

MBC has undertaken a major upgrade that includes updating its existing software applications and integrating its scheduling and playout systems.

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Wanasah TV on air

Wanasah TV, a new music channel owned by Bahrain-based Saudi singer, Rashed Al-Majed, went on air last month in Dubai.

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MBC upgrades systems

MBC has undertaken a major upgrade that includes updating its existing software applications and integrating its scheduling and playout systems.

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Saudi stars

Anil Bhoyrul looks at the 10 biggest names in the Kingdom when it comes to power, success and wealth.

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Wanasah TV to hit the airwaves on Tuesday

New music and entertainment channel aimed at Arab youth promises more interactivity.

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The happy wanderer

Addax Investment CEO Yousef Al Essa talks about Singapore, stock options, and socialism.

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Game for Action

In early 2007, when MBC decided to launch a new action channel targeted at young Arab males, its creative team was given two months to develop a visually-appealing channel and all related branding. In an exclusive interview with Digital Studio, MBC's team shares how it produced the look and feel of MBC Action, and what tools helped with the creation process.

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MBC bags Promax BDA awards

With a total of nine gold and ten silver, MBC Group won the most number of awards at the 2007 PromaxBDA Arabia Awards.

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I'm not a celebrity...

... get me out of here! The rise of wannabe-celeb TV is no good thing for the Arab world, says Tamara Walid.

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Revealed: Gulf's most admired companies

Arabian Business has published its '50 Most Admired' list of regional companies.

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Ali Al Hedeithy: King of the airwaves

MBC Group Director General Ali Al Hedeithy looks back on 16 years of free-to-air satellite broadcasts and gives CEO Middle East a glimpse into the future of regional entertainment.

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Young men to get Lost thanks to MBC Action

The March 5 launch of the free-to-air satellite channel will feature US hits like Lost and Prison Break.

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MBC brightens up with new lights

MBC recently revamped the lighting in one of its studios as part of its efforts to improve the look and feel of Al Arabiya's local programmes and talk shows. Digital Studio reports.

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MBC4 shows Saudi women that I Matter

MBC4 has launched a new initiative for young Arab women dubbed I Matter

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MBC4 roadshows target young Arab women

Pan-Arab satellite channel MBC4 has launched an initiative aimed at young Arab women designed to stimulate debate about the role of women in society.

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People meters will reduce channels

The introduction of people meters in Middle East homes will lead to a major shake-out of TV channels, according to a panel of broadcast experts

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Arab League honour for Sheikh Waleed

Sheikh Waleed Al Ibrahim, chairman and chief executive of MBC Group, has been named Arab Media Luminary of 2006.

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Hayek and Mulhem on the move at MBC

Mazen Hayek has been named as the group director of marketing, PR and commercial at MBC Group, replacing Mohamed Al-Mulhem, who moves to the network's music division, Campaign can reveal.

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