Eurosport Arabia opens Dubai office
Dubai, November 11, 2009
Eurosport Arabia, the new web and mobile sports portal developed in partnership between du and Eurosport, opened its office in Dubai Media City (DMC), the region’s media hub and a member of Tecom Investments.
This newsroom will act as the editorial and production hub of the arabia.eurosport.com web site and associated mobile services which will be launched later this year.
Mohammad Abdullah, executive director, Dubai Media City, said: "Eurosport Arabia, the latest entrant to our community, proves once again the unique benefits that Dubai Media City offers as a free-zone cluster to content providers and media houses."
"Our best-of-breed infrastructure has attracted several global brands that have set up operations to service the Mena region.We are privileged to welcome Eurosport Arabia, a leading service provider, and we look forward to supporting them in all their future endeavours," he noted.
Laurent-Eric Le Lay, CEO of Eurosport, said: "We are excited to open this new operation in Dubai Media City, at the heart of digital Arabia. Eurosport already has nine local language web sites throughout Europe and Asia and we are happy to extend our presence to the Middle-East so as to bring the best of digital sport news to the Arab world."
"We are highly impressed by the quality of the infrastructure, the responsiveness and the world-class support that we have received from Dubai Media City," he added.
The digital newsroom provides journalists with full access to the central Eurosport production and distribution servers based in Paris, Laurent-Eric noted.
Journalists benefit from the latest technology to ensure live pan-Arab coverage of sports events. Virtual desktops allow them to browse the Eurosport knowledge base, as well as have instant access to sports score feeds, agency wires and photo libraries.
Editors and stringers can also browse any of nearly 50 sports channels from across the Mena region – ensuring that Arab fans get the most pertinent and up-to-date sports information. Both enterprise-class Internet connectivity and IPTV solutions are ensured by du, Laurent-Eric added.-TradeArabia News Service