Thursday 21 August 2014

MBC eyes European football leagues coverage rights

Dubai-based MBC Group is eyeing rights to cover European football leagues as part part of its most recent expansion which included the launch of four sports channels. Sheikh Waleed Al-Ibrahim, chairman, said the group is considering leagues which ‘have no commitments at thi


Online advertising on the rise in MEA

Internet advertising is playing a key role in the seismic shift across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in the world of advertising, with a forecast of 27 per cent growth in spending in this area by businesses in the region between 2013 and 2018, said a report. IDC’s latest


Top 10 most expensive cars owned by celebrities

Does having the most expensive car matter to a celebrity? Apparently not to David BeckhamNor does he care that his Rollys-Royce Phantom Drophead is the slowest in top speed and acceleration rate among the top 10 most expensive celebrity cars featured on an infographic. Perhaps fo


Al Jazeera rejects Al Gore allegations

Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the founders of Current TV, saying they were false and potentially misleading. Al Jazeera acquired Current TV for an estimated $500 million in 2013. Gore and Hyatt filed a lawsuit against the Qatar, Doha-base


Google mulls YouTube, Gmail for kids

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering othe


Satellite anti-piracy coalition combats TV piracy

The Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, which was recently launched, has taken important steps in the battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. Key industry players combined forces to raise awareness about the impact of piracy on the region&rsquo


Top designers to showcase at Numaish Fair

Numaish, one of the leading lifestyle exhibitions in the UAE, will feature leading and emerging designers from the world of fashion in its sixth edition of the show next month. The fair will showcase 100 international designers who will debut their festive and women’s collection,


New YouTube sports channel features 'KSI'

Endemol, a leader in multiplatform entertainment, has announced that the UK arm of its premium channel network (PCN), Endemol Beyond, has launched an international sports-themed channel with YouTube megastar, Olatunji, also known as KSI. Available at, Rule


Motorcity’s ramadan raffle winners announced

Motorcity has announced the winners of Ramadan raffle contests in the final draw that took at Motorcity’s Sitra and Motorcity’s Nuwaidrat showrooms recently. Al Kamel Factory, who purchased an Isuzu NMR Truck during the campaign, won the family trip package to a holiday des


Bahrain culture show at German expo

An international conference showcasing all of Bahrain's best attributes is coming to Germany later this year, a report said. Following the success of a similar event held in London in May, Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BFEA) has decided to hold another 'T

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