Sayidaty launches AboutHer.com lifestyle platform

Mohammed Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Sayidaty, Al-Jamila and AboutHer.com
Updated 24 April 2017
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Sayidaty launches AboutHer.com lifestyle platform

DUBAI: An online lifestyle platform called AboutHer.com was launched this month by Sayidaty, the best-selling women’s interest magazine in the Middle East.
The launch, at the Scape Restaurant in Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab hotel, was attended by members of the media, influencers and PR representatives of top regional and international brands.
AboutHer.com is the latest English-language addition to the Sayidaty family and was launched as part of the publisher’s drive to provide readers access to a wealth of diverse topics of interest.
The website offers real-life stories as well as interviews with homegrown and international talents. AboutHer.com also features the latest fashion, beauty and decor trends, reports and advice. Additionally, readers have access to news relating to travel, wellbeing, nutrition and celebrities.
During his speech at the launch, Mohammed Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Sayidaty, Al-Jamila and AboutHer.com, explained the website’s mission.
“After realizing that the Arab women are always being portrayed the same way, our aim became to shine a spotlight on the region’s women in a more realistic, all-round and in-depth way,” he said.
“So we decided we’re not just going to write about why this woman won a prize or how this woman successfully climbed up the corporate ladder to head a company. We want to ask the women profiled on our website about the struggles as well as the triumphs, the ups as well as the downs because those are the realities any reader in our global audience can relate to.
“As well as inspiring our female readers with real-life success stories, we want these stories to be relevant and palpable. So with that premise in mind, we have been featuring timely interviews with homegrown and foreign women from all walks of life and in all kinds of businesses.”
The launch was closely followed on Sayidaty’s and AboutHer.com’s social media feed including Snapchat.


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.