Thursday 2 July 2015

Ericsson wins multi-year playout services deal from BBC

Ericsson, a leader in communications technology and services, has signed a seven-year playout services contract with the BBC, a leading public service broadcasters. The playout services include the technology and operations that allow broadcasters to deliver programmes to audienc


Saudi teen in trouble over selfie with dead grandad

A Facebook post of a teenager in Saudi Arabia taking a selfie next to his dead grandfather has gone viral and landed the boy in trouble with the authorities. The teenage boy took the selfie and posted it in social media with the caption 'Good Bye, Grandfather'.


Dubai set to spring bigger surprises this summer

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has unveiled  a fun-filled calendar of events for the 18th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, which will kick off on July 23 with a line-up of unique events and the most nu


Sony Music, Beecell in new iTunes strategic alliance

Sony Music Entertainment Middle East and Beecell, a leading regional mobile value-added services provider, have signed a strategic partnership to populate iTunes Mena and international stores with Arabic and regional music content aggregated by Beecell. The Middle East has 39 per


Prince Alwaleed to give $32bn to charity

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding, will donate $32 billion to charity in coming years via Alwaleed Philanthropies, he said on Wednesday. The sum represents his entire wealth, he told a news conference in Riyadh, and will be given


Abu Dhabi Classic FM bags ‘finalist’ award in NY

Abu Dhabi Classic FM’s ‘Kids’ Classics’ show has won the ‘Finalist Certificate’ at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards. The daily slot, hosted by Damian Watson and targeting children and their parents on the school run, wa


JCDecaux wins award at Small Cell World Summit

JCDecaux, a leading outdoor advertising company, has been recognised in the category of ‘Small cell technology and deployment enablers’ at the awards ceremony of the Small Cell World Summit held in London recently.   The jury commended JCDecaux's ability to de


Yahsat launches satellite broadband in Pakistan

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), launched today in Pakistan, enabling customers instantly connect to satellite broadband via a small satellite dish and modem. Masood M Sharif Mahmood, chief executive officer


Manchester City, Citi in new sponsorship deal

Manchester City Football Club and Citi has signed a new sponsorship deal that will see the English Premier League Club join forces with the leading bank. Through this multi-year agreement, Citi will become an official banking partner of Manchester City FC, said a statement.


Mobile gaming market to top $7bn in SE Asia

The mobile game industry in Southeast Asia is the fastest growing region globally, a report said, noting that the market surpassed $1 billion in 2014, and is on track to top $7 billion by 2019 growing at a CAGR of 48 per cent. Revenue is still largely attributable to the more mat

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