Media Sector

UAE TV measurement consulting task bagged by Capgemini

Capgemini has been appointed by the National Media Council (NMC) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to handle the initial phase of UAE’s new TV audience measurement initiative.

To commence a TV ratings system in the country, Capgemini will do the groundwork in training, beginning with an eight-week effort to benchmark international best practices, charge the local market through research and stakeholder interviews, and recognize the finest technology for the task.

Arabic newspaper sued for Dh200m

A pan-Arab satellite television's CEO recently filed the highest libel claim of Dh200 million against an Arabic newspaper, which was examined by the Civil Court yesterday.
The Dubai-based newspaper was accused of allegedly defaming the Canadian media executive's reputation; and was sued for Dh200 million. 

The CEO specified that an article published by the daily had tarnished his reputation, as it said that he had molested an Egyptian lawyer. 

Commencement of Arabic paper’s ban for libel

From today onwards, Al Emarat Al Youm, the Arabic daily newspaper, will be absent from news-stands due to the commencement of a 20-day publication ban.
A ruling was upheld last week by the Federal Court of Appeal, under which it temporarily suspended the newspaper's license, apart from fining its editor-in-chief and chief executive for libel and defamation in relation to a 2006 article, which claimed that in order to enhance performance during races, Abu Dhabi's Warsan Stables drugged its horses. 

EPL broadcasting rights won by Abu Dhabi TV

Abu Dhabi TV, an Abu Dhabi Media Company, has won the rights to broadcast the English Premier League for a period of three year starting from 2010.

The Abu Dhabi TV and EPL deal is "exclusive," eliminating Showtime Arabia, which had held the exclusive rights since the 2007-08.