This first agreement between Entertainment studio networks and SAWA Rights Management is part of a global agreement that will soon extend to other Middle East nations, including: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Tunis, Algeria, Morocco, and their respective territories, possessions and republics. Allen’s Lifestyle Networks add thousands of hours of entertaining and culturally-friendly content across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Focusing on Travel, Automotive, Cooking, Pets, Comedy, Celebrity Entertainment and Courtroom Drama, Entertainment studio networks offers family programming that advertisers find interesting for their brands. The platform of the is one of the two telecom operators of the United Arab Emirates. The company offers its customers fixed and mobile services, internet, digital television and smart home services.
“International demand for American content represents a multibillion dollar market,” said Tom devlin, president of international television sales / marketing for entertainment studios. “We are excited to bring our portfolio of family-friendly lifestyle networks and programs to the Middle East and North Africa television markets for the first time as we continue to expand our network brands around the world. “
The portfolio of seven Entertainment studio networks 24 hour global HD networks include:
- Cars.TV – This Emmy® An award-winning, adrenaline-fueled network features collectors, designers, innovators and ultimate car enthusiasts! (www.Cars.tv)
- Comedy.TV – A network dedicated to today’s funniest comedians, offering a mix of live concerts, talk shows and variety shows, sitcoms and movies. (www.comedy.tv)
- ES.TV – A network dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today’s hottest superstars. (www.es.tv)
- MyDestination.TV – A network dedicated to the best of travel offering fun, exciting and exotic must-see destinations around the world. (www.MaDestination.tv)
- Animals.TV – A network dedicated to animal lovers everywhere. PETS.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles! (www.animaux.tv)
- Recipe.TV – An Emmy® Award nominated network dedicated to famous chefs, amazing recipes and delicious food from around the world. (www.recette.tv)
- Justice Central.TV – A network dedicated to Emmy® Award-winning judges and Emmy® Award-nominated court shows, legal news and the world’s biggest trials. (www.JusticeCentral.tv)
About Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group
President and CEO Byron Allen based Entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angeles, she has offices in new York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment studios owns 15 television channels affiliated with the American Big-Four network and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, ANIMALS.TV, COMEDIE.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios will add its tenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANISH in 2020. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local information on weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle. Entertainment studios also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 64 television shows, making it one of the largest independent producers / distributors of first-run syndicated television shows for television stations. International entertainment studios Television continues to expand the brand image and content of the ES company around the world. He currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content across multiple genres, Entertainment studios delivers video content to television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to deliver great programming to our viewers, online users and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Movies is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in mass market commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which brought in more than $ 44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Western. HOSTILES, the historical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the rest of 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: NO CAGE. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Movies, Freestyle digital media, is a leading multiplatform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, a proven track record and a seasoned sales team, Freestyle digital media is a real hotbed for independent films.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased The Grio, a video-centric digital news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently under-represented in existing national media. The Grio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics such as breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 20 million annual visitors. For more information visit: www.entertainmentstudios.com
About SAWA Rights Management
SAWA Rights Management (SRM), a Dubai Media City company and part of the SAWA group of companies, is a strategic service provider for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Television industry, providing a wide range of services to broadcasters, pay TV platforms, hospitality, IPTV / OTT networks, telecom operators, ISPs and independent consultants. SRM represents the TV channels and content of a number of regional and international licensors, including FOX Networks Group (Disney), Lagardère, France TV, RTL, Channel One Russia, OSN, MBC, Rotana and many more. others. Overall, SRM represents and licenses over 300 HD, SD and 4K TV channels making SRM the largest provider of platform TV services in the MENA region. SRM manages the entire relationship between licensees (customers) and licensors (TV channels, studios and other rights holders). The SAWA group of companies includes, SAWA rights management www.srmtv.com SAWA Media www.sawamedia.net and SAWA Technologies www.sawatechnologies.com.
SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.