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  • Abu Dhabi buys stake in UFC

    January 12, 2010

    The Abu Dhabi-owned entertainment promotion company Flash Entertainment has bought a 10% stake in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The co-ownwer of the mixed martial arts […]
  • Six Lebanese radio stations closed over lack of permits

    January 12, 2010

    Lebanon's Judicial Police, in collaboration with the Telecommunications Ministry, have shut down six FM radio stations for operating without permit in the city of Tripoli, […]
  • Al Bawaba inks deal with BBC Arabic

    January 12, 2010

    BBC Arabic has signed an agreement with Al Bawaba to distribute news via Al Bawaba's SyndiGate service, the first time BBC Arabic news services have […]
  • Dubai TV reporter freed in Iran

    January 11, 2010

    A Dubai TV correspondent who had been held in Tehran has been released, Dubai Media Incorporated has announced. Redha Al Basha was detained on December […]
  • Dubai government creates new media office

    January 11, 2010

    Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a new law merging the Dubai Press Club, Falcon and Associates, and Dubai Media Affairs […]
  • Lebanon asks US to rethink TV channel ban

    January 10, 2010

    Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has asked Washington to backtrack on its decision to ban certain television channels, including Al-Manar, AFP has reported. Sleiman's concerns come […]
  • Dubai Lynx announces juries

    January 9, 2010

    The 2010 Dubai Lynx Awards has announced its juries, chaired by three top industry leaders - Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Group Germany […]
  • Al Dafrah to launch UAE free-to-air channel

    January 7, 2010

    Abu Dhabi-based Al Dafrah Group is set to launch a new free-to-air channel satellite television channel in Al Ain, The National has reported. Fatima Mohammed, […]
  • Saudi bourse to charge fees to TV networks

    January 6, 2010

    The largest stock exchange in the GCC region, Saudi Tadawul has decided to charge Saudi and foreign television networks annual fees for live transmission of […]
  • Primedia launches magazine division

    January 5, 2010

    Bahrain-based Primedia International has announced the launch of its magazine division, Primedia-Magazines. The regional directory publisher aims to bridge a gap between business directories and […]
  • Prisme International to inaugurate Burj Dubai

    January 4, 2010

    Dubai-based event management firm, Prisme International has been selected by Emaar Properties to inaugurate Burj Dubai in today's opening ceremony of the iconic structure. The […]
  • Saudi Arabia to name FM licence winners

    January 3, 2010

    The winner of the first of five new FM radio licenses in Saudi Arabia will be announced by the ministry of culture and information on […]
  • Baghdad Media City ‘complete in five years’

    January 3, 2010

    Shakir Azeez Shakir, head of Baghdad's Investment Commission has announced that the Baghdad Media City project will be carried out at a total cost of […]
  • Jordan repeals tax on advertising revenues

    January 2, 2010

    The Jordanian government has repealed the 1% culture tax imposed on advertising revenues, Jordan Times has reported. In April, the parliament had imposed the tax […]