Content business

Viu reveals details of Saudi original series 'Doon'
Viu partnered with Millimeter Productions and Qubba Media for the ten 35-minute episodes crime-action thriller show set in the Kingdom.
FashionTV opens Dubai office, launches series to discover Dubai’s top model and TV host
FashionTV Paris network’s new Dubai office announces a partnership with Billionaire Mansion Dubai to discover Dubai’s top model and TV host.
Netflix orders first African original
Netflix has ordered Queen Sono, a drama about a secret agent, as its first African original series.
Dubai International Content Market Day 1: over 500 delegates attend
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