Tuesday 28 June 2016

HBO mini-series to premiere on OSN

OSN, a leading pay TV network in the region, will be premiering the eight-part HBO mini-series ‘The Night Of’, in a special preview screening, ahead of the series premier. Customers will be able to access the special preview screening on July 1 via OSN Play and OSN On Deman


GCC online ad spend set for 25pc growth this year

Internet advertising spend in the GCC is poised to grow faster than the world average in the next five years and is set to register a growth of 25 per cent this year, according to a new market research report. Increased Internet penetration in the Arab World has led to a jump in


Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi has said he is to retire from international soccer after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America on Sunday, the fourth time he has lost a final with the national side. "It's tough, it's not the time for analysis,&


Google, Facebook launch 'quiet war' against terrorism

Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicat


Emirates Islamic launches ‘Bring Happiness’ campaign

UAE-based Islamic financial institution Emirates Islamic today launched the ‘Bring Happiness’ social media campaign, which aims to connect people in need with those who can offer their support. The initiative was launched to coincide with Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, and ho


Vice, Moby to launch digital media in Mideast

Vice Media, a top youth media company and content creation studio and Moby Group, a media and communications group, have partnered to bring Vice’s digital and mobile programming into every major media market in the Mena region for the first time. The partnership will also e


Reel Cinemas to feature laser projectors

Reel Cinemas’ flagship megaplex at The Dubai Mall, is updating its screens this summer, equipping them with advanced Barco Laser Projectors and bringing action on-screen to life like never before. The state-of-the-art Barco Laser Projectors offer viewers the best picture qu


Facebook signs deals for live-streaming service

Facebook has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported. Facebook has signed nearly 140 deals, including with CNN, the New York Times, Vox Media, Tastemade, Mashab


Twitter buys machine-learning firm Magic Pony

Twitter said on Monday it acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology, a machine-learning startup that specializes in working with images, to deliver better video and picture content. Twitter did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Technology news website TechCrunch cit

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