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Netflix eyes Middle East Market with localised and Arabic content

Netflix eyes Middle East Market with localised and Arabic content

By Triska Hamid Netflix, the online streaming service, is looking to produce an Arabic TV series, according to the company’s chief executive, Reed Hastings. Speaking to Campaign at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California, Hastings described the Middle East as a “great market” for Netflix as “there is strong interest in internet video of […]

Vice to launch Arabic platform from UAE base within six months

Vice to launch Arabic platform from UAE base within six months

Youth media brand Vice should launch in the MENA region within three to six months. Vice founder and CEO Shane Smith visited the UAE last week to “get the ball rolling on Vice’s operations in MENA,” said the company. This is the first time Smith has been in the region since Vice and Dubai-based media […]

'Give Arabic communications agencies a forsa*'

‘Give Arabic communications agencies a forsa*’

International names may seem like a safe bet, but for written communication nothing beats native language skills, writes Eman Hussein, deputy CEO of Hattlan Media If I got a dirham for every time I heard a client complain about the quality of Arabic in press releases, speeches and written interviews, I would head to the showroom […]