Arab News to publish column by CNN’s John Defterios

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Updated 07 March 2017
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Arab News to publish column by CNN’s John Defterios

JEDDAH: Arab News, the Middle East’s leading English-language daily, is to start publishing insightful columns by CNN anchor John Defterios and previewing exclusive reports and interviews from CNN’s “Marketplace Middle East” show.
The announcement comes as part of a drive to bolster Arab News’ business content, at a time of great momentum in Arabian Gulf economies.
Defterios, CNNMoney emerging markets editor and anchor, is the host of “Marketplace Middle East.” The show, on CNN International, covers the economic trends and business developments impacting the region, and features interviews with numerous prominent individuals from the business community.
He welcomed the move for his column to be published in Arab News.
“I’m delighted to be published with Arab News, and that I will be contributing to the newspaper’s business pages,” said Defterios.
“Given the daily’s pan-Arab coverage, and base in Saudi Arabia, it is in a unique position to cover both the Gulf’s pressing economic challenges, and the wealth of opportunities in this part of the world.”
Becky Anderson, managing editor at CNN Abu Dhabi and anchor, added: “CNN is proud to produce ‘Marketplace Middle East’ and ‘Inside the Middle East,’ which are both important programs made for and about the region. We look forward to our journalism — from big-hitting interviews to analysis of regional trends — featuring in Arab News along with John’s regular column. This is another example of CNN’s journalism continuing to resonate across the Middle East.”Faisal J. Abbas, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, said that the contribution will be a valuable addition to the pages of Arab News — both in print and online.“Arab News is pleased to carry John’s column, which will bring new regional business insight, perspective and analysis to our readers,” said Abbas.
“As regional markets and businesses come under ever-closer scrutiny, such coverage becomes all the more important both in the Middle East and internationally.”
The cooperation starts this month, with the articles published in the newspaper and online at http://www.arabnews.com.Established in 1975, Arab News is the leading Middle East English language daily. The newspaper has been embarking on a more global and digital path in recent months. It has added high-caliber writers such as Yasar Yakis, former foreign minister of Turkey, and Frank Kane, the award-winning business journalist based in Dubai.


Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

Updated 15 December 2018
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Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

  • The agreement between Apple and DHX Media is another example of the Apple brand’s ambition
  • The commitment is for DHX to produce a new animated series, specials and short programs around the Peanuts gang, a bunch of kids with the dog Snoopy.

NEW YORK: Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports.
The agreement was reached with Apple, “in a highly competitive environment” and at the expense of other candidates, with the Canadian group DHX Media, which holds 80% of the rights of Snoopy and Peanuts, said the source.
DHX bought this stake, as well as rights to Peanuts gang member Peppermint Patty, for $345 million in 2017.
The commitment is for DHX to produce a new animated series, specials and short programs around the Peanuts gang, a bunch of kids with the dog Snoopy.
The Canadian group will also create educational programs including the Peanuts gang, exclusively for Apple, around space and the conquest of space.
The agreement between Apple and DHX Media is another example of the Apple brand’s ambition, given the launch, announced by several media in 2019, of its own video-on-demand service offering exclusive content.
Until now, the video content available on the iTunes platform was produced by third parties and accessible one by one, not as a subscription.
Schulz wrote and illustrated the Peanuts cartoon strip starting in 1950. The final strip ran in newspapers one day after his death in February 2000, according to the Charles M. Schulz Museum.