Star Academy

Sony scales back Middle East production, Kebbi exiting

Sony Pictures Television Arabia’s president Ziad Kebbi is exiting the business as part of a restructure that will scale back production operations in the Middle East, TBI can reveal. TBI understands SPT is scaling down its Dubai, UAE headquarters, closing down its production office in Beirut, Lebanon and reducing operations at its Cairo, Egypt base. […]

Star Academy sets up in Egypt, returns to Lebanon

Endemol singing competition format Star Academy is to launch on an Egyptian pan-regional channel and will return to Lebanese air after two years away. Egyptian net CBC, which goes out of 300 million viewers in the pan-Arab region, has ordered a local version of the show. Furthermore, it is setting up a 24-hour pan-Arab Star […]