Dubai-based free to air TV network, MBC, has a solid line-up of dramas, comedies and religious programmes for Ramadan, Mazen Hayek, group director of PR and commercial, MBC, told DigitalProductionME.com.
MBC’s key drama this year is the historical epic, Saraya Abdeen. The 30 episode series is a $20 million production, Hayek said. “It is the biggest historical Arab drama by the far to date in the recent history of Arab TV. We produced it but we have just sold it to a satcaster. We’re selling it on to other TV broadcasters in the region, mostly terrestrial or those who are very strong in local audiences,” Hayek said.
“We have Bab Al Hara season 6, a famous Syrian drama which we started producing a few years ago. It returns this year and promises to be a big hit with big stars and people wait for it,” Hayek added.
“We also have ‘Your Excellency’ with Adel Imam the famous Egyptian comedian, a legend in the Arab world,” Hayek said, adding that MBC has numerous other programmes lined up for Ramadan.
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