Turner Broadcasting to open in Dubai

New office and animation training academy planned.
An animation training facility at twofour54 is in the pipeline.
An animation training facility at twofour54 is in the pipeline.

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Turner Broadcasting System is set to open an office in Dubai, following its decision to launch an Arabic free-to-air version of its Cartoon Network channel, The National has reported.

The company also plans to open a dedicated animation training academy at Abu Dhabi's media production facility twofour54, according to Alan Musa, vice president and general manager for the MENA region at Turner Broadcasting System.

The company is also looking to form further partnerships with local animators and production companies to boost the amount of Arabic content the company produces, Musa said.

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