24 June 2008
Showmovies Kids: Dedicated Movie Channel For Kids On ShowTime
Showtime Arabia, the leading Pay-TV network in the Middle East & North Africa, announced toady the launch of Showmovies Kids, the only ‘Family friendly’ 24 hour movie channel focused on delivering the best kids’ movies from around the world. The new channel is available to Showtime subscribers from 1st of July 2008. Showmovies Kids is designed to be family friendly and safe. The new channel will complement Showtime’s growing range of educational and entertaining content for children which now includes Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Disney Channel, KidsCo, JimJam, The Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.
Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, President and CEO said: “Launching the first Kids’ only Movies Channel in the region adds to the best in Kids entertainment available on our network".
Showmovies Kids will offer safe premium entertainment with over 100 new movie premieres. Movies will be subtitled or dubbed in Arabic for added convenience and choice and will be shown without commercial breaks.
All current SHOWTIME customers will enjoy Showmovies kids at no additional cost, new movies will include:
• AIR BUDDIES
• BABE / BABE 2
• CHARLOTTE’S WEB
• EIGHT BELOW
• LAND BEFORE TIME XII
• MONSTER HOUSE
• RUGRATS: THE MOVIE
• THE SHAGGY DOG
• STUART LITTLE
• ULTIMATE AVENGERS 1,2 & 3
• WINNIE THE POOH
• ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE
• BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM
• BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN OF THE JOKER
• BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN
• AMAZING PANDA ADVENTURE
• OLSEN TWINS: MARY-KATE & ASHLEY: FASHION FORWARD
Customers can find out more by reading the detailed information in the SHOWGUIDE, the monthly printed subscriber magazine. Alternatively, all information is available on the SHOWTIME website at: http://www.showtimearabia.com/
19 June 2008
SHOOFtv Gives Euro 2008 Fans Chance to Win Trip to Europe
SHOOFtv.com, an Arabian Television Network online platform and the broadcast arm of Arab Media Group, is giving football enthusiasts the chance to win great EURO 2008 prizes, including a trip to Europe. In addition to the trip to Europe, SHOOFtv is also offering football fans the chance to win an official Euro Cup 2008 football, as well as goody bags from PUMA.
To win the trip to Europe, fans must upload video clips with a Euro Cup 2008 theme onto the SHOOFtv website before July 1st. The official Euro Cup 2008 football will be awarded to the best ‘hacky sack’ player while one lucky winner will walk away with a PUMA goody bag. PUMA will be handing over the prize to the winner for wearing PUMA apparel at the SHOOFtv Fan Park, located at Madinat Arena at the Madinat Jumeirah.
The Fan Park was especially constructed for the Euro 2008 games and is the largest gathering of Euro 2008 fans in Dubai.
SHOOFtv.com is the first ever Middle East user generated content site, encouraging young people in the region to express themselves in various contests such as ‘Say I Do’, for the best wedding video, and ‘Secret Recipe’, a contest for the best food recipes.
For more information, please visit http://shooftv.com/
12 June 2008
Giordano Fashions Middle East launches first BSX store in the Region
Giordano Fashions Middle East, the exclusive distributors for Giordano in the Middle East launched their first BSX – Blue Star Exchange, store in the Region at the Badriya Towers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. BSX is one of the latest additions to Giordano International’s portfolio that also includes Giordano Concepts, Giordano Junior and Giordano Ladies.
BSX is a youth-oriented brand focusing on personality, attitude and product styling that is simple and fashionable. The collection is presented in a distinctive and modern shop environment with the stores design using all black with white accents reflecting the smart and contradictive attitude of the younger generation.
“We are excited to finally bring BSX to the region. Jeddah is a great location to launch BSX knowing that it is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. The population of the city currently stands at over 3.4 million. It is considered the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia and the wealthiest city in the Middle East ” commented Sajid Sayed, General Manager Giordano Fashions Middle East.
The brands’ future plans include rapid growth within the region with 4 more stores opening in Saudi Arabia and 1 in Dubai by July 2008 at Reef Mall. By 2010, BSX would have gained an enormous presence in the region with 20 stores in total.
BSX with its convenient location will ensure great access to our customers and confirms the company’s commitment towards always providing the consumer with additional choice and value for their purchases.
“Our intention is to help drive growth in the industry by launching new complementary brands, more stores, new stores and guaranteeing the same great shopping experience. The company has worked hard on a long term plan to ensure future development and success as well as enhancing day-to-day tasks to improve services” concluded Sayed.
10 June 2008
AED 100,000 cash prize announced for naming fountain in Burj Dubai Lake
Emaar Properties has announced a cash prize of AED 100,000 to the winner of a competition to name the world-class water, light and music spectacle in Burj Dubai Lake. The permanent water fountain to be operational by early 2009 is one of the finest water features in the world and is larger than The Fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The competition will be open to all UAE residents and will be held from July 1 to September 15, 2008. Individuals can suggest one name to be submitted on-line at http://www.emaar.com/. The portal will have a dedicated web-page for submissions, which will be operational by July 1. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges.
Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “Emaar has launched this competition to name the fountain - one of our prestigious community projects - as part of the company’s commitment to involve members of the public and strengthen the spirit of community living.”
He added: “The fountain in Burj Dubai Lake is a spectacular social hub for the community and the involvement of the public in naming it, further highlights the cosmopolitan outlook of the UAE – a country that is home to over 180 nationalities.”
The fountain complements a diverse roster of attractions in Downtown Burj Dubai including Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building with an observation deck on level 124; The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations featuring the Aquarium, an Olympic sized ice rink and the world’s largest indoor gold souk; and various lifestyle events to be held at Burj Dubai Boulevard. Downtown Burj Dubai is Emaar’s flagship mega project with a development value of AED 73 billion (US$20 billion).