Dubai Studio City Expands International Reach at Nab Show 2018
Dubai Studio City (DSC), a regional platform for companies in the broadcasting, filmmaking, media production and entertainment industry, is participating in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2018 in Las Vegas, a definitive gathering for the media, entertainment and technology industries.
Held annually since 1991, the NAB Show showcases ground-breaking innovations in developing, managing, delivering and monetising content across all media platforms. At this year’s edition, running from 9 to 12 April 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Dubai Studio City is introducing its unique services and state-of-the-art facilities, designed to support business set-up and growth, at booth SU9824 in the South Upper Hall.
A senior management delegation from Dubai Studio City, led by Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, and Khadija Al Bastaki, Business Development Manager, is leveraging DSC’s participation at the event to conduct a roadshow to explore collaboration prospects with US businesses seeking to expand to the Middle East region.
The Dubai Studio City representatives also held a strategic meeting with His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the UAE in Los Angeles, to discuss further opportunities for building synergies with broadcasting and media companies in the United States.
The delegates are also attending the NAB Show’s sideline events, including a breakfast workshop themed ‘The Reality of VR Video’, and a session titled ‘Bridging Gaming and Broadcast Technology in Virtual Sets’.
Majed Al Suwaidi said: “Our presence at NAB Show 2018 reflects our ongoing efforts to reach out to relevant businesses operating within our region and beyond. The exhibition provides us with an ideal opportunity to engage with like-minded entities, exchange ideas and share best practices. Dubai Studio City is currently home to over 300 companies in the entertainment industry, including some Fortune 500 organisations, and seeks to continue expanding its reach.”
He added: “According to Arab Media Outlook 2016-2018, the gaming industry in the MENA region is surging exponentially, with revenues expected to cross US$1 billion by 2018. This makes it a key sector of interest for us to focus on.”
At present, there are over 70 US companies in Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City.
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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