Snapchat launches Family Center parental-control feature in Saudi Arabia

  • DUBAI: Instant messaging service Snapchat, in cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media, has launched in the Kingdom its Family Center parental-control feature. The new feature was introduced to the app in August in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada....
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Journalists lament proposed closure of BBC foreign-language services

  • DUBAI: The BBC’s announcement that it is set to end several of its foreign-language services, including BBC Arabic radio station, has been met with disappointment around the world. Channel 4 News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum said on Twitter that “people rely on these radio language se...
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Netflix launches ‘New Saudi Voices’ collection to celebrate Saudi filmmakers

  • DUBAI: Netflix is releasing a collection titled “New Saudi Voices” consisting of 11 specially curated short films to celebrate the creativity of emerging Saudi filmmakers. The collection comprises movies across genres including horror, fantasy and animation, in an attempt to capture the full ...
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Anghami partners with EA Sports to celebrate launch of ‘FIFA 23’ video game

  • ABU DHABI: Streaming platform Anghami has partnered with EA Sports, a division of Electronic Arts that develops and publishes sports video games, to produce and release a special track and music video to mark the launch of the “FIFA 23” video game in the region. The hip-hop track “Merengue” f...
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Warner Bros. Discovery and SRMG partner to launch ‘Asharq Discovery’

  • DUBAI: Warner Bros. Discovery, the global leader in media and entertainment and SRMG, the MENA region’s largest media group, announced today their long-term partnership to launch ‘Asharq Discovery’, a new free-to-air (FTA) Arabic language channel, exclusively for audiences in the Middle East No...
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Saudi version of global ‘Idol’ talent show announced

  • RIYADH: A Saudi version of the international ‘Idol’ talent show franchise was unveiled on Saturday in a partnership between the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and MBC Group. GEA’s chairman Turki Al-Sheikh tweeted that the Authority and MBC engaged in a partnership to launch th...
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MBC Group and Dubai Business Women Council host Women in Media forum

  • DUBAI: The Dubai Business Women Council organized the “Women in Media” forum in collaboration with MBC Group, to discuss the role that media organizations can play in increasing the representation and accountability of women in media. The event is part of the council’s #DBWCFORUMS initiative,...
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STARZPLAY reveals Saudi viewership trends

  • DUBAI: Regional streaming platform STARZPLAY has released a study revealing the viewership trends of Saudi audiences in 2022. Comedy, anime and Arabic drama were the most watched categories in the Kingdom, the study found. “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Office and “Two and a Half Men” are amon...
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Saudi filmmakers highlight vital mental health issues on-screen

  • RIYADH: Mental health is still often considered a taboo subject in the region and across the world, with explanations ranging from the superstitious to the criminal, but it is now being highlighted and normalized by Saudi filmmakers with their movies and television shows. In her most recent w...
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Manga Arabia signs agreement with malaysia’s Kadokawa Gempak Starz (KGS) to publish Arabic IPs in Malay and Chinese

  • RIYADH: Manga Arabia, one of the latest creative content projects from leading global media group SRMG, today signed an agreement with Malaysian comic publisher Kadokawa Gempak Starz (KGS). Amongst other co-produced projects, this partnership will include the debut of the new series of X-Ventur...
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