• Media & Advertising

    OBG gives an overview of the media and advertising landscape, providing, inter alia, statistics on the number of media outlets and their readership or viewer figures, a review of government licensing and regulation and a summary of trends in advertising expenditures.
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Home to an estimated 15% of the world’s proven oil reserves and the single-largest economy in MENA, Saudi Arabia is a key regional and global player. The Vision 2030 blueprint sets out regulatory, budget and social reforms that will be implemented over the coming decade as the nation sets about curbing its reliance on crude oil production and export, which accounted for 43.5% of GDP in 2018.

Its relatively small population and status as the world’s biggest gas exporter have helped Qatar become the richest country globally in terms of GDP per capita, which stood at $72,700 at current prices in 2019, according to IMF estimates. In recent years, however, the nation has faced strong economic headwinds from a drop in global energy prices to a diplomatic blockade.

Sri Lanka’s progress with free trade agreements, finance reforms, and growth strategies for manufacturing and ICT should encourage increased foreign direct investment. Sri Lanka was named the top travel destination for 2019, and the government’s 2025 development strategy aims to increase public-private partnerships, nurture innovation and increase investment in special economic zones.

 

How will the relocation of twofour54 to Yas Island enhance Abu Dhabi’s media industry, and what are your goals as you develop the new campus?

 

Abu Dhabi’s media sector has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years as a result of sustained emirate and federal government support as well as the increase in local content being created in its dedicated media free zone twofour54. The presence of major international media corporations in the free zone has underlined the quality of the facilities...

Chapter | Media from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

Abu Dhabi’s media sector has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years as a result of sustained emirate and federal government support as well as the increase in local content being created in its dedicated media free zone twofour54. The presence of major international media corporations in the free zone has underlined the quality of the facilities on offer, while efforts to cultivate the emergence...