MBC launches new headquarters in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: MBC Group inaugurated its new headquarters in Riyadh with a large turnout of actors, journalists, and the region’s most prominent media figures on Sunday evening. The new headquarters mark the group’s move from the UAE to its “homeland” Saudi Arabia — a long-awaited dream of Waleed bi...
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Game on: Netflix steps up its multiplatform plans

  • DUBAI: Faster than some observers predicted, the wider streaming world has gained ground on industry pioneer Netflix in the fight for entertainment supremacy — but the world’s biggest streamer still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Take Netflix Games, for instance. Soft-launched only 10 months...
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Electronic platform to promote Arabic language usage across the Kingdom

  • RIYADH: The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language unveiled the Linguistic Consultant platform on Monday — a digital platform that promotes the use of the Arabic language, and gives free linguistic counseling to all segments of society. Dr. Abdullah H. Al-Washmi, the acting secretary-...
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BBC pays ‘substantial’ damages to royal nanny over Diana interview

  • LONDON: Princes William and Harry’s former nanny on Thursday received substantial damages from the BBC over “false and malicious” claims about her used to obtain a 1995 interview with Princess Diana. Alexandra Pettifer, known at the time as Tiggy Legge-Bourke, was given a public apology for “f...
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Manga Productions to move base to Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nonprofit City

  • LONDON: Manga Productions, the leading producer of the creative content industry in the Arab region, announced on Monday it will move its headquarters to Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, which will open in 2024. The relocation will “ignite a new media sector within the city,” a stat...
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Delegation accompanying crown prince’s regional tour visits Egyptian media institutions

  • LONDON: The Saudi media delegation accompanying Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his regional tour visited a number of Egyptian media institutions over the past few days, including Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar and Youm7 newspapers and InfoTimes studio, where they were briefed on the services provided...
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Russia frees captive medic who filmed Mariupol’s horror

  • TALLINN, Estonia: A celebrated Ukrainian medic whose footage was smuggled out of the besieged city of Mariupol by an Associated Press team was freed by Russian forces on Friday, three months after she was taken captive on the streets of the city. Yuliia Paievska is known in Ukraine as Taira, a...
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Saudi movie ‘The Journey’ wins best experimental film award at Dutch Septimius flick fest

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s movie entry in the Dutch Septimius film festival has won the award for best experimental flick. “The Journey,” produced by Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s MiSK foundation, becomes the first Saudi and Arab film to win an experimental...
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Frankly Speaking: Martin Sorrell predicts end of major media holding companies, says model no longer working

  • LONDON: One of the most prominent figures in the advertising industry worldwide has warned of the end of the media holding companies model, which has been dominant for decades. In an interview with Arab News, Sir Martin Sorrell also highlighted that Middle East affiliates of these groups were...
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A new frontier: Dubai’s virtual assets regulator will be first in metaverse

  • LONDON: Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) announced on Tuesday that it would become the world’s first regulator to enter the metaverse. The authority will establish its metaverse HQ in the virtual world “The Sandbox,” an ethereum blockchain-based application backed by Japanes...
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