Rotana, Alarab sign new headquarters deal
Manama, May 9, 2012
Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority and Rotana Group have signed an agreement for Rotana and Alarab Channel headquarters’ new location in Manama.
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Rotana Group, and the owner of Alarab news channel was welcomed by HM King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa who hosted a dinner in honor during his visit yesterday (May 8).
Prince Alwaleed was accompanied by Dr Walid Arab Hashem, vice chairman of Rotana; Fahad Alsukait, CEO, Rotana Group; Jamal Khashoggi, general manager of Alarab Channel; Yahia Al Masri, COO, Alarab Channel; Heba Fatani, senior executive manager, corporate communications department (KHC), Dr Nahla Alanbar, private executive assistant to the chairman, Hassna Alturki, department head of travel and external affairs; and Hani Agha, senior manager, travel and external affairs.
“This is the strategic step for Rotana and Alarab news channel and a giant leap for media in the region,” Prince Alwaleed said.
Rotana Group is a diversified media company in the Middle East, a leading producer of Arabic music and a key distributor and producer of Arabic movies with a library comprising more than 1,600 movies.
It also owns a bouquet of leading free-to-air TV channels including LBC Group, cinema, khalijiyah, masryiah , clip and musica broadcasting the latest Arabic movies, series and music videos globally.
It also has radio stations, a chain of cafes and its own magazine. Rotana operates a leading regional advertising sales arm (Rotana Media Services), responsible for advertising sales on its TV channels as well other media businesses in the region. Its content is digitally distributed globally.
The group employs over 1,100 employees located across the Middle East. – TradeArabia News Service