Nov 11 2009
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Eurosport Arabia Inaugurates Office in Dubai Media City
Dubai: 11 November, 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 , a member of TECOM Investments, 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 Middle-East and North Africa region. We are privileged to welcome Eurosport Arabia, a leading service provider, and we look forward to supporting them in all their future endeavours."
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 ."
The Eurosport Arabia state-of-the art digital newsroom provides journalists with full access to the central Eurosport production and distribution servers based in Paris. 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 Middle-East and North Africa 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 .
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About Dubai Media City
Strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City , a member of TECOM Investments, is rapidly emerging as the region's media hub. The City provides an advanced infrastructure for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai. Dubai Media City is the place where activities Publishing, Music, Film, New Media, Leisure & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Media & Marketing Services, and Information Agencies will thrive. The facility offers an environment that allows companies and individuals to operate with collective synergy and freedom.
Companies based in Dubai Media City have the unique edge of commercial benefits derived from our free zone status including 100 % business ownership and exemption from personal income and corporate taxes. Since its official opening in January 2001, Dubai Media City has grown to become a thriving media community of over 1400 companies and hundreds of freelance media professionals. Several global media giants and promising entrepreneurial ventures have joined this unique community.
About Eurosport Arabia
Eurosport Arabia (arabia.eurosport.com) is the new web and mobile sports portal developed in partnership between du , the integrated telecom service provider in the United Arab Emirates, and Eurosport, the leading sports entertainment group in Europe. The service provides Arab and French reading sports fans with live and in-depth coverage of the international sports scene. Written by Arab for Arabs, Eurosport Arabia is available on-line at arabia.eurosport.com, as well as across a number of mobile platforms.
For further information on Dubai Media City , please call:
Tel: +9714 361 3590 (direct)
+9714 361 3333 (switchboard)
Fax: +9714 388 8001
Mob: +971 55 953 2006
e-mail: fadi.khater@ du .ae
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