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Abu Dhabi

Jessie J to host Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2023

Paramount and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced that global award-winning British star Jessie J will host the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2023, taking place on Saturday, September 16, at the Etihad Arena. Moroccan singer-songwriter urban pop artist Manal will also take the stage at the […]

August 31, 2023

twofour54 unveils film production destination in Abu Dhabi

twofour54 Abu Dhabi, part of ADNEC Group, has unveiled their plans to build a major film studio – ‘twofour54 Studios’ – reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s standing as a global epicenter for filmmaking. Set to span over 100 acres, twofour54 Studios will be a future-proof, virtual production-ready, metaverse-enabled and fully-fledged production destination, addressing high demand in the […]

August 1, 2023

Yahsat reports record Q1 revenue

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, has announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ending March 31st 2023. Yahsat continued to deliver year-on-year growth in revenue, EBITDA and Net Income, which increased 2 per cent, 4 per cent and 35 per cent […]

May 11, 2023

NOA signs deal with Abu Dhabi Media

AV digitising and archiving specialist NOA has won a major contract with United Arab Emirates-based public service broadcaster and media company Abu Dhabi Media. Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions Middle East has been working with NOA to manage the project, which includes the delivery and installation of a complete audio and video archive workflow system in […]

May 9, 2023

Yahsat: “Unprecedented growth in MENA space economy”

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat has released a White Paper on the evolution of the MENA space and SATCOM Sectors. The operator says it has witnessed “unprecedented growth” in the overall $469 billion (€442.1bn) MENA space economy (according to the Space Foundation) and which Morgan Stanley says could surge to over $1 trillion by 2040. Yahsat says […]

December 19, 2022

Former Viaplay CCO launches The Yard Films

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, former Viaplay Group and Shahid Chief Content officer, has launched a new production and development company, The Yard Films, based out of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The executive team also includes Camilla Hammer, an industry expert with global acquisitions, sales and packaging experience and Phil Rostom, an industry veteran across the MENA […]

November 28, 2022

ESPN: F1 2022 season sets US viewership records

The 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season has ended as the most-viewed ever on US television, beating a record that was set just last season. The season averaged 1.21 million viewers per race across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, a 28 per cent increase over the previous US television record of 949,000 average viewers that was […]

November 24, 2022

twofour54 appoints Whitehead as CEO

The board of twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, has appointed Mark Whitehead Chief Executive Officer to lead twofour54 into its next phase of sustainable growth. Whitehead brings extensive experience in media, content creation and productions to twofour54. He has held numerous senior positions within the international media and entertainment industry, including […]

July 26, 2022

twofour54 introduces Virtual Solutions for Productions

twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, is expanding its production facilities through pioneering Virtual Solutions. Launched in partnership with the Canadian media firm Ross Video, the new offering includes Virtual Studios, Virtual Production services, and Extended Reality features. Featuring the latest 3D graphics and augmented reality (AR) technologies, it the first facility […]

April 1, 2022

Consortium takes control of Starzplay Arabia

E-Vision, from e& (previously known as Etisalat Group), and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, have announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire a majority equity stake of circa 57 per cent in Starzplay Arabia, an SVoD and streaming service provider in the Middle East and North Africa. The e& led […]

March 17, 2022