Content business

All women panel provides insights into what MENA buyers want at MIPCOM 2018
Senior executives shared their programming need and offered insights and advice to international producers and distributors on how to succeed in the region.
Sharjah Media City launches film development project 'Emirates Entertainment Experience'
The first of its kind content development project in the film and television production industry in the Arab world will serve as a platform to identify new talent in the filmmaking industry.
African Movie Channel launches production division
African Movie Channel (AMC) announced its move into the development and production of its own movies and TV Series via its newly created production division, AMC Original Productions – AMCOP.
Production begins on third Salman Khan blockbuster filmed in Abu Dhabi
‘Bharat’ is the latest major international production to benefit from the 30% rebate on production spend in the Emirate from the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC). twofour54 are providing full production services for the film.
Zee takes OTT service Zee5 global
Zee Entertainment eyes South Asian diaspora in 190 countries with OTT platform, freemium models in Middle East markets
MBC Persia hits the airwaves
New entertainment channel catering to the Farsi-speaking community, MBC Persia launches on Yahsat on Saturday 6 October 2018
Sharjah Children's Film Festival reveals selection of 138 films
Sharjah International Children's Film Festival (SICFF 2018) have announced the agenda of the sixth edition of the festival and the theme “Think Cinema”
Former DIFF MD launches new venture to support regional film industry
NearEast Entertainment will help filmmakers from the region secure financing, support international studios with their MENA theatrical release and assist with publicity to ensure films from the Arab world are seen by global audiences.
Icflix production makes Oscars pre-selection list
'Burn Out' written and directed by award-winning Moroccan director, Noureddine Lakhmari, has been chosen in the pre-selection for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars.