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Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel officially closes

Al Arab News Channel will not re-launch. Employees at the troubled station, owned by Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, have received a mail from the executive director of human resources and admin affairs informing them that “the time has now come for a final decision to be made regarding the future of […]

Lovin Dubai buys 7Days’ social media handles

Lovin Dubai buys 7Days’ social media handles

Augustus, the holding company behind online news and entertainment guide Lovin Dubai, has bought the social media channels that used to belong to defunct UAE daily newspaper 7Days. The free tabloid closed at the end of December after struggling to find a viable business model in a climate of reduced print advertising spend. However, over […]

Gulf News Media to cease broadcast operations

Gulf News Media to cease broadcast operations

Gulf News Media is to close its two remaining radio stations. Only three months after it closed Radio 1 and Radio 2, the broadcaster will shut down Josh and Hayat as well and hand over operations to Umm Al Quwainn Broadcasting Network on September 30. A statement issued on Thursday evening by group marketing director Matthew […]