MBC Group has moved O3 Productions, its production unit to Dubai Studio City, as part of a strategic partnership between the TV network and the free zone entity in the emirate. The move will also see MBC Group open Stargate Middle East as part of a new partnership with Stargate Studios, an international production house […]
MBC Group has moved O3 Productions, its production unit to Dubai Studio City, as part of a strategic partnership between the TV network and the free zone entity in the emirate. The move will also see MBC Group open Stargate Middle East as part of a new partnership with Stargate Studios, an international production house specialising in virtual production and visual effects.
With the two partnerships, MBC will now have two new studios that will include advanced digital camera technologies, LED lighting, motion tracking, real-time compositing, 2D and 3D imaging as well as virtual sets. The Stargate partnership will extend to MBCs studio in Egypt as well.
Sam Barnett, CEO MBC Group described the move as one of the major milestones in MBC Groups history throughout its 21 years of success.
Today, this partnership takes MBC Group and O3 Productions capabilities and desired outcomes to new heights. The new studios and cutting-edge technology that Dubai Studio City has provided us with in the field of TV and film content production will further enrich the region with the most creative content and pioneering technology, he said.
The new studio runs on an area of 15,000 square feet and will be equipped according to the latest international standards and state-of-the-art technology. Moreover, work on two additional studios, each running on an area of 25,000 square feet, will be completed in late 2013. The studios will also encompass vast areas for storage, warehouses and offices, aiming to encourage new starters and established companies to re-locate their businesses to Dubai Studio City, further enhancing and developing the media infrastructure in the region.
Fadi Ismail, General Manager of O3 Productions commented that the collaboration with Dubai Studio City provides a unique opportunity to further succeed in the content industry with the availability of leading-edge studios and technology.
Moreover, our team of highly skilled professionals and our recent partnership with Stargate, the pioneers in virtual production and visual effects; will both add to our success factors and raise the standards of our production outcomes, he added.