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METV announces professional opportunities in Abu Dhabi broadcasting sector for 2009

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, March 05 - 2009 @ 12:57

METV will quickly establish itself as the regions only vertical content event for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across all platforms.

The event will provide the Mena regions key decision-makers in the TV, film, digital and audiovisual content, production and distribution industry with the only professional networking forum, where they will discover global trends and content rights issues on a truly international level.

Dominic McGill Chairman of Nexus Holdings & Associates Ltd, the organising company commented during the announcement of METV, saying:

“We have seen a massive increase in the amount of interest in the broadcasting sector over the past decade coming from the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, India and China, as well as the Ukraine, so it makes a lot of sense for the region to stage its own professional networking event in the heart of Abu Dhabi.”

Dominic continued, “You only have to look around you to see what Abu Dhabi is developing; their methodical and professional approach to the media industry is laying a solid foundation for the future of broadcasting in the Mena region. Where else in the world can you currently see a facility such as twofour54 being developed, the state-of-the-art environment that supports and inspires media content creators to flourish and prosper?”

Neil Manwaring the Managing Director of Nexus added, “In addition to Towfour54, you have the Abu Dhabi Media Company, a vertically integrated media company currently employing 1800 people across its operating units which include publishing, television, radio, digital media, distribution, and printing.”

The organisers of METV recently met with the Managing Director and CEO of Live, Mr. Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh.

Live has established itself as a pioneer in High Definition broadcasting with unmatched technological capabilities in the Middle East.

“If you stop and consider the level of investment LIVE alone have made to secure their fleet of full HD OB vans, which facilitates the broadcast of sporting and cultural events to millions of viewers around the globe, further highlights the regions aspirations to acquire the very latest technologically advanced broadcast equipment from around the world in order to service the entire Mena region,” added Neil Manwaring.

The recent trend, coupled with the increased interest in the broadcast industry currently coming from within the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, India and China, supports METV’s aspirations to become the unique platform for broadcasting professionals looking to negotiate and develop content for all platforms.

Staged over 3 days from 3-5 November later this year METV will see the worlds broadcast content creation, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment professionals come together for the first time in the Mena region.

The event will include conference sessions presented by some of the industries key speakers, including keynote presentations from top-level executives and experts. TV Screenings, highlighting some of the latest films will be available for viewing.

METV aims to attract the who’s, who of the broadcasting industry, whilst providing young local filmmakers from across the Mena region and TV wannabes with a unique networking experience in the heart of the Arab World.

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