Abu Dhabi's media free zone opens today - UAE INFO

Oct 12, 2008

Abu Dhabi's media free zone opens today

Abu Dhabi: A mega media park will be launched today to "create content by Arabs for Arabs," according to a senior executive. "Abu Dhabi has the opportunity of becoming a creative hub for the media as well as arts and culture," Tony Orsten, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Media Park. He said in five to 10 years, there will be a broad media industry in the UAE capital. "Production companies, editing and content will be made here not because it is cheaper than Cairo or Beirut, but because the quality of the content and the talent is here," said Orsten. A temporary campus for the media park will be set up by the end of this year near Khalifa Park. The actual park of 200,000 square metres will be constructed in five years in Mina Zayed area. The media park will build production studios and post production suites, transmission services (teleport uplink and downlink, satellite service provider, telecommunication and IT services and immigration and relocation services.

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