Content business

Facebook Watch: What We've Built & What's Ahead
Fidji Simo, Head of Video at Facebook Watch discusses the growth and content that hit the platform in 2018 and look ahead to investing in original content in 2019.
Dubai International Content Market opened on December 9 with a busy first day as more than 500 registered buyers, sellers and content producers were welcomed by the organisers along with a packed agenda of conference discussions and meetings.
The changing TV Content Marketplace in MENA
ChannelSculptor’s Heba Korayem explains the changing dynamics of the MENA content market, and how mena.tv, the region’s first online content marketplace, is working to facilitate greater cooperation between regional buyers and rights holders.
Dubai Institute of Design partners with FujiFilm Middle East
Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has partnered with FujiFilm Middle East to give students the opportunity to capture inspiring design, art and creative street culture, using the latest, top of the range photography equipment.
UAE animated series Freej to air in Japan
Harib’s Dubai-based Lammtara Art Production has licensed the series to Tokyo MX television channel where it will air weekly in 2019
Snapchat announces ME creative partners for Lenses
Within the Middle East, agencies such as Leo Burnett, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi have come on board as Lens Creative Partners.
YouTube shifts focus to let everyone watch Original shows free
YouTube is reportedly pulling back its YouTube Premium scripted content offering with plans to make all future original programming available to users for free with advertising
Global hit Vikings returns to Starz Play
Season 5B - the latest season of Vikings will be exclusively available across the MENA region on STARZ PLAY, with new episodes landing on the platform at the same time and day as they air in the US
TLC set to air new travel series on Jordan
Ten-part Arabic travel series 'My World to You' is hosted by star, Darine El Khatib and sponsored by Booking.com
Snapchat announces new slate of Middle East content partners
Building on the popularity of its Discover page, over 30 popular series from more than 20 of the Middle East’s most loved media brands will be launching on Snapchat.