MBC at 30: Stars reunite, reflect on three decades of Arab entertainment

  • LISBON: After 30 years of dominating the region’s entertainment airwaves, it was only fitting that a host of Arab media stars celebrated the anniversary of the Middle East Broadcasting Center at a lavish ceremony in the Portuguese capital on Wednesday. Veteran Lebanese presenter George Kordahi...
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MBC Group, MMS partner with Saudi cybersecurity federation

  • RIYADH: MBC Group and its in-house commercial advertising and sales unit MBC Media Solutions have partnered with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones to launch a reality entrepreneurship competition for Arab youth. The “Irbak” TV show initiative was announced by the...
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UK regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan

  • LONDON: Britain’s media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. That drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number ever received by the watchdog agency. The Office of Com...
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Saudi Sports Co. appoints MBC Media Solutions as exclusive ad rep

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Sports Co. (SSC) has appointed MBC Media Solutions (MMS), the in-house commercial advertising and sales unit of MBC Group, as exclusive advertising representative for its 2021/22 season. This will include the Prince Mohammad bin Salman Pro League, the King Cup, and the Saudi...
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Italian-Arab literary magazine aiming to ‘revitalize culture between Med shores’

  • ROME: A new magazine aiming to introduce Italian readers to Arab literature and bridge the cultural and literary gap between Italy and the Maghreb has been launched. “Arabesque,” overseen by Algerian novelist and translator Amel Bouchareb, also looks to reveal the variety and richness of Arab ...
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Saudi Sports Company contracts MBC Group to broadcast sports competitions

  • DUBAI: The Saudi Sports Company (SSC) has signed a contract with MBC Group to provide broadcasting services after launching new dedicated satellite channels. The new channels will air football competitions in the Kingdom, including the Kings Cup, Prince Mohammed bin Salman League and Saudi Sup...
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iKew brings ‘edutainment’ to the Middle East

  • DUBAI: Najahi Events, which specializes in entertainment and educational — or edutainment — content, has launched iKew, an online Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform featuring motivational speeches, training sessions, specific courses and other edutainment content. The rise of e-learning and the i...
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Ray Hanania show discusses upcoming Iranian elections, recent Arab News exclusive with exiled crown prince

  • CHICAGO: The leading candidate in Iran’s June 18 elections is a man who has already been sanctioned by both the US and EU for human rights violations and brutality against dissidents, including the torture and killing of children, Ali Safavi, a board member of the world’s leading dissident orga...
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UN unifies voice around rights of Palestinians, Arab News correspondent reports

  • CHICAGO: The UN held unprecedented unified sessions this week to address Israel’s violence against Palestinian civilians and Hamas intervention in the conflict, Ephrem Kossaify, the UN correspondent for Arab News, reported Wednesday. Kossaify, whose reporting at the UN was cited by the presti...
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Shamed BBC journalist apologizes over Princess Diana interview

  • LONDON: Martin Bashir, the BBC journalist who tricked princess Diana into giving an explosive interview, on Sunday apologized to Princes William and Harry, but said claims linking his actions to her death were “unreasonable.”A report by retired senior judge John Dyson published on Thursday found...
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