• Publication date: February 1, 2009

Mbc Sponsors Ibda’a Awards 2008

Dubai September 18 ,2008: For the second consecutive year , mbc group is sponsoring the Ibda’a Media Student Awards for 2008 in the category of Film/TV

Dubai September 18 ,2008: For the second consecutive year , mbc group is sponsoring the Ibda’a Media Student Awards for 2008 in the category of Film/TV Feature. This event will be held in Dubai on November 27th , and aims to foster young talent in media where mbc will award innovative entries to support their emerging talents in the field.

Mbc ‘s second sponsorship of the Ibdaa awards underlines its commitment to its vision “ We See Hope Everywhere “ “ Through Ibdaa Awards, mbc group aims to strengthen and develop the existing talents in the region , said Najwa Safwat , Director of Human Resources at mbc group “given the benefits of its location in Dubai Media City and the extensive experience and expertise which it brings along in the media environment.

Mbc group will offer winners a fully-paid internship for a period of two weeks , whereby the students will be exposed to the work field in relation to their academic program, along with full paid accommodation and flight expenses. The students will be ultimately accredited by a certified award at the termination of the internship program.

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About mbc Group

mbc Group was established in 1991 as the first pan-Arab free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World. Over the past 17 years, mbc group has grown to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. Based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, mbc Group includes 6 television channels: mbc1 (general family entertainment), mbc2 (24-hour movies), mbc3 (children’s entertainment), mbc4 (entertainment for new Arab women), MBC Action (action series and movies), and Al Arabiya (the 24-hour Arabic language news channel); two radio stations: mbc FM (Gulf music), and panorama fm (contemporary Arabic hit music); as well as O3 productions, a specialized documentary production unit, and Middle East News agency (MEN), a news gathering agency. It has also several online platforms: www.mbc.net, www.alarabiya.net, and www.alaswaq.net.

For further information , please do not hesitate to contact :

Ahmad Hammoud

Group PR Manager

Tel: 04- 391 9999 ext 9825

Email: Ahmad.Hammoud@mbc.net

Waseem Jabbouli

PR Content Manager

Tel: 04-391 9999 ext: 9802

Email: Waseem.Jabbouli@mbc.net