Arab Media Group
Dubai’s government-backed media group claims to be the largest in UAE, and has just launched a new 24- hour channel to its existing portfolio.
September 2, 2008 5:34 by kippreport
The other channel that ATN offers is Nickelodeon Arabia, which was started earlier this year. The Arabic, free-to-air channel is targeted at kids and showcases a mixture of programming including international content from Nickelodeon’s portfolio such as Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, and some local production.
Nickelodeon, which is part of the MTV network, was first launched in the US in 1979, and today has 35 channels, 19 branded program blocks, 10 mobile TV channels, 53 web sites and TurboNick, Nickelodeon’s broadband video service in Australia, the US, Latin America and Europe.
ATN, which is based at Dubai Studio City, is planning to start several more free-to-air TV channels in a few years.