Chairman message

MBC GROUP has achieved great things over the last three decades, cementing its status as a leader in the broadcast and media industry in the region and beyond.

And what a journey it has been so far. We have made quantum leaps over the years, transforming from a company running a single private TV channel that launched from London in 1991, to a truly global multi-platform media organisation that operates throughout the entire Middle East and North Africa as well as the rest of the world.

The record success of MBC GROUP – and the solid foundation on which our past, present, and future is built – is the result of three pillars: our loyal viewers; our partners who demonstrate great confidence in us, and of course, the exceptional performance by each and every member of the MBC family. We would have not been able to transform our ambitious visions into reality without the endless support from our viewers, subscribers, advertisers, talented team members and others.

Looking ahead, MBC GROUP continues to grow with these three pillars at the forefront of every decision made. In addition to our core offerings, we continue to probe into the depths of new media, exploring different and emerging types of content, as well as other offerings, services, events, and more.

One example that showcases how diverse our content is becoming is through Shahid, MBC GROUP’s video on demand (VOD) streaming platform, along with its subscription video on demand (SVOD) offering, Shahid VIP.

Today, Shahid is the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels. It will continue to grow and expand its offering through investing in more premium, original and diverse Arabic-language content from around the region.

Speaking of diversity, we launched MBC STUDIOS with that exact aim in mind; telling stories from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East through cinematic-quality productions. Here, our studio teams are able to collaborate with and benefit from the expertise of the wider MBC GROUP family.

At present, MBC STUDIOS has completed a number of projects, while a series of others are currently in production. We shall continue to produce content that fully reflects the stories of the region and meet the demand of audiences who long for diverse storytelling.

We’re confident that the future is bright, so prior to signing off I would just like to say that it is an absolute pleasure to be part of this family; to provide the best offerings to you, to work and collaborate with you, and achieve further growth and expansion. I am confident that the next three decades will hold more successes and accomplishments compared to the previous three decades. And of course, Allah is the grantor of success.

Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim

Chairman, MBC GROUP