Head of Documentaries
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Genres Docs & Factual
Company Description Launched in 2003, Al Arabiya is a pan-Arab television news channel based in Dubai Media City, and is majority-owned by Saudi broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC). A free-to-air channel, Al Arabiya carries news, current affairs, business and financial markets news, sports, talkshows, and documentaries.
Looking for Acquisition and pre-buy of current affairs documentaries for two weekly prime time 50 minute slots and one 30 minute one. Documentaries with a special focus on the Middle East, as well as documentaries of social, political and historical aspects, in addition to science/new technologies topics. Some author-driven documentaries.
Policy & Volume of Acquisition 100 hours per year.
Language Seeking the licence for the Arab- language version (dubbed/subtitled).
Audience Arab-speaking communities worldwide.
Prices Confidential.
Length 50 minutes & 26-27 minutes
Territories The footprint of Arabsat - Yahsat - Nilesat: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. The footprint of Hotbird: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madeira, Malta, Moldova, Pakistan - North, Pakistan - South, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Serbia/Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (North and East), Switzerland, Tajikistan, Netherlands, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
Licence Covering Al-Arabiya's footprints on Arabsat, Nilesat and Hotbird. Other terms are subject to negotiation on case by case basis.
Other contacts Michline Al-Ain, Senior Executive Acquisition Manager. E-mail: