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  • DMI inks five-year MEMS advertising deal

    January 21, 2010

    Dubai Media Incorporated's (DMI) has signed an agreement with Middle East Media Services (MEMS), a subsidiary of the Choueiri Group, to sell advertising across all […]
  • Euronews plans Persian broadcasts

    January 20, 2010

    Philippe Cayla, president of Euronews, the pan-European television news channel, has revealed plans to begin broadcasting rolling news in Persian and in Turkish this year, […]
  • Leo Burnett wins National Bank of Kuwait account

    January 19, 2010

    Leo Burnett has been appointed by the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) as its lead agency responsible for the brand's entire creative advertising in 2010. […]
  • Orbit Showtime to relaunch as OSN

    January 18, 2010

    Orbit Showtime will relaunch on February 1 with a new name, OSN-Orbit Showtime Network, and new channels. Less than 6 months since the merger between […]
  • Jordan court press law ruling stirs net freedom fears

    January 17, 2010

    A recent ruling by a Jordanian Cassation Court to subject news websites and electronic media to the Press and Publications Law has stirred fears among […]
  • Jordan court ruling threatens online press freedom

    January 17, 2010

    A ruling by a Jordanian Cassation Court to subject news websites and electronic media to the Press and Publications Law has raised fears that it […]
  • Arabic version of luxury title Robb Report launched

    January 17, 2010

    The Saudi Research and Marketing Group has launched the first issue of an Arabic version of the US publication the Robb Report. Called Specialized Publishing, […]
  • UAE E-magazine fined for defamation

    January 16, 2010

    The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's ruling in a lawsuit filed by the Abu Dhabi Media Co. (ADMC) against a […]
  • UAE tops Arab ad spend

    January 14, 2010

    A survey by the Pan Arab Research Centre has shown that the UAE has maintained its position as the biggest advertising market in the Arab […]
  • Yallakora TV launches mobile phone compatibility

    January 13, 2010

    Egyptian sports website Yallakora has announced the launch of a new service designed to stream the latest updates from the world of sports to mobile […]
  • 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 […]