As we say farewell (good riddance?) to one of the most challenging years on record, there's no better time to review the most popular stories published by DPme.com over the past 12 months.
Each of these articles received minimum four-figure hits during 2009, ranking them above all others as the most topical of the year.
So without further ado, here are the stories that ranked 6th to 10th in the list of 2009's most-read.
10 Arabic IPTV service set for North American launch
The developer of an STB supporting the distribution of Arabic-language TV services confirmed it planned to launch the technology in Canada and the US.
9 Etisalat slammed by UAE TRA over network access
The Etisalat-TRA brouhaha was a popular subject of coverage among readers in 2009.
8 It’s Showtime for MBC+ Arabia
MBC’s new drama series channel MBC+ joined the Showtime slate in February.
7 Abu Dhabi TV bags English Premier League rights
The ADMC juggernaut rolled on in 2009, securing the EPL rights for a reported $300m.
6 Musion to use the force in Jedi tech reveal
Use the force, Luke, use the force.