Ten years after its launch as the first 24-hour free-to-air movie channel in the Arab world, Dubai-based private satcaster MBC2 has become Hollywood's strongest bridge to the Middle East and an…
In the crowded corridors of an international television market in a swanky hotel near Istanbul's famous Taksim Square, it is abundantly clear that in Turkey, content in king.
FremantleMedia Enterprises has concluded what it described as "an unprecedented multi-year deal" with the Middle East's MBC Group to license the "Idol" format.
BBC Worldwide has licensed its "Dancing with the Stars" format to South Korea's MBC Plus Media, marking the British pubcaster's first format sale to South Korea.
Arab pay TV platforms Showtime Arabia and Orbit have merged their operations in a move that creates the biggest single pay TV company in the region.
MBC, the Arab world's leading free-to-air TV net, is preparing to make a film out of Turkish sudser "Nour," which became a pop-culture phenomenon when it aired across the Arab world last year.
Global entertainment giant Endemol has launched Endemol Brasil, a fully owned regional production operation in Brazil, and secured its first series commission in Egypt as it beefs up activities in…
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti Sheik Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh has issued an edict against the hottest shows on Arab TV, condemning them as evil and ordering auds to stop watching them.
Dubai MBC, the Arab world's most popular TV net, has launched Farsi-language channel MBC Persia in what marks another step in the multimedia group's expansion into multiple language offerings.
Only seven years ago, Dubai's ambition to transform a seemingly lifeless plot of desert into a buzzing international media hub may have seemed far-fetched for many industry execs. But today the…