Monday, December 6, 2010

Leading Global Visual Content Provider arabianEye Sets Up Base in Dubai Studio City

Dubai-UAE: 6 December, 2010 - Dubai Studio City (DSC), a member of TECOM Investments Media Cluster, today announced arabianEye, a leading global visual content provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has set up operations in the dedicated free zone for film and broadcast production industries.

Focusing on the distribution and production of both images and videos, arabianEye serves a global network of both editorial and commercial clients adding value to their creative offerings through providing the right content and relevant visual material via their websites and
Jamal Al Sharif, Managing Director, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Media City, said: “We are privileged to welcome arabianEye to Dubai Studio City. The dedicated media cluster offers world-class infrastructure, one-stop destination for all facilities in the film production and broadcast value chain, internationally recognized ease-of-doing-business options, strategic location and a fast-growing media and broadcasting destination populated by global media giants.”
Jesus Blanco, General Manager, arabianEye, said: “We are delighted to be part of the vibrant community of Dubai Studio City that comprises like-minded professionals as well as up-and-coming enterprises.
“Dubai is a regional creative and business hub in the Middle East and has strong business relations with the global market in several sectors. Locating our operations here places us in an advantageous position to tap huge opportunities the emirate offers for the expansion and widening of business scope.”
With a rich library of over 35,000 stock images, 1,000 video clips, and an emergent network of over 70 global photographers, arabianEye is one of Middle East’s leading visual providers.
The company creates custom photo and video library systems for clients who require a large number of exclusive visual content to be used across a wide range of media. Currently, arabianEye has established successful systems for a number of high profile Middle Eastern commercial clients. The result is a cost-effective collection of content for the exclusive use of its client base.
Spread over an area of 22 million sq ft, Dubai Studio City features 14 fully equipped sound stages, a 3.5 million sq ft back lot for outdoor shooting, commercial offices, pre-built studios, a business centre and post-production studios. The development includes three sound stages – one 15,000 sq ft unit and two units of 25,000 sq ft each.
TECOM Investments’ media entities – Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone – provide a complete value chain of specialised offerings that have created an established community hub for the media and content creation industries in the region.

About Dubai Studio City
Launched in Feb, 2005, Dubai Studio City (DSC), a member of TECOM Investments, offers a complete technical and community infrastructure catering to the film, TV, radio production and broadcast industries. Being built on an area of more than 20 million square feet . DSC aims to attract production and broadcast companies, as well as a wide range of support services, including providers for animation, dubbing, makeup, costume design, set design and construction, casting, telnet agencies, telecine, and laboratory facilities. DSC will feature pre-built studios, sound stages, workshops, backlots and stage areas, post-production studios, and satellite communication services. The cluster will also house film & television academies, commercial offices, entertainment & retail spaces, and hotels & residential facilities to accommodate crews and cast. DSC’s Location Approval Services (LAS) provides a single window for applying for shooting permits.

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