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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 […]

OOX Monitor signs CNN parent Turner

OOX Monitor signs CNN parent Turner

Turner Broadcasting System, the company behind television news channel CNN and The Cartoon Network, has signed up OOX Monitor, a Dubai-based online advertising monitor covering the Middle East and North Africa. “Acquiring the account of Turner Broadcasting System is a high-profile win for OOX,” said Fouad Bedran, the firm’s co-founder and managing director. “Turner is […]

Elie Khouri's 17 predictions for 2017

Elie Khouri’s 17 predictions for 2017

Elie Khouri is CEO of Omnicom Media Group MENA The marketing industry is in the midst of major disruption. From economic and political uncertainty and the transformation of the media marketplace to the emergence of new business models and the impact of new technologies, we have the makings of a perfect storm. Still, with every […]

Where now for people meters?

Where now for people meters?

Once again the UAE’s advertisers are on the cusp of knowing who is watching what on television but the final hurdles could still threaten the age-old project, writes Austyn Allison The UAE’s TView people-meter project is now being audited by Paris-based non-profit CESP. But this big announcement, made at the end of July, may have […]