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MBC and Image Nation strike production pact

O3 Productions, the production arm of MBC Group, and Abu Dhabi prodco Image Nation have inked a film and TV deal and will jointly work up new projects. The first project, under this new partnership, is the adaptation of author Ibraheem Abbas’ best-selling novel sci-fi HWJN into an Arabic-language feature film, to be co-produced and […]

China, Abu Dhabi launch $300m TV and film fund

The China Intercontinental Communication Center and Image Nation Abu Dhabi have created an international fund worth US$300 million as part of a new long-term strategic partnership. The Culture China – Image Nation Content Fund will invest in films and TV programming from “Hollywood, China and other countries worldwide”. The fund is set for a seven-year […]

Hulu brings Malala to US streaming

US on-demand platform Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to He Named Me Malala, the new David Guggenheim documentary. The doc will debut on the broadcaster-backed service’s subscription tier following its debut on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo this week. He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of girls’ education campaigner Malala […]

Justice landmark for Middle East drama

There is a tradition of local drama in the Middle East, but Heart of Justice is the first time an original legal procedural has come out of the region, and Qalb Al Adalah as it will be known locally is being billed as the biggest TV series ever out of the United Arab Emirates. With […]

Discovery launches Mid East free-to-air channel

Discovery is launching Quest Arabiya, a new free-to-air male-skewed channel in the Middle East. The US-listed pay and free TV channel operator is partnering with Abu Dhabi-based producer Image Nation to roll out the channel, with a  launch slated for the fourth quarter. Quest Arabiya will be programmed with factual and reality programming from Discovery, […]