Dubai Studio City (DSC), a member of TECOM Investments Media Cluster, today announced Moby Group, Afghanistan's leading privately owned and integrated media company, has established its regional headquarters in the dedicated free zone for film and broadcast production industries.
Established in 2002, the Moby Group has spearheaded significant changes in the media landscape and continues to drive innovative development of projects that reach, educate and entertain through its media, content and production companies.
The Moby Group dominates the Afghan media market with a combined 80 per cent market share. Its Tolo TV and Lemar TV lead the Afghan television market with over 60 per cent audience reach, while Arman FM is the most popular entertainment radio station in Afghanistan.
Jamal Al Sharif, Managing Director, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Media City, said: “We are privileged to welcome the Moby Group to Dubai Studio City. The dedicated media cluster offers complete technical and community infrastructure that caters to the film, TV, radio production and broadcast sectors. We are confident the world-class facilities will enable our business partner to effectively carry out all stages of production work.”
Dubai’s location and sophisticated communications infrastructure complement Moby’s active business interests in countries across the region and use of advanced technology in its operations. Headquartered in Kabul, the company currently has 15 bureaus throughout Afghanistan with offices in Washington DC.
Saad Mohseni, Chairman, Moby Group, said: "Since we set up base five years ago in Dubai, we have rapidly grown out of our small office in Dubai Media City. The Dubai Studio City provides the ideal base for our expanding media operations. We are excited about moving to a location that has the facilities and equipment necessary for our production requirements and look forward to becoming part of this new media hub in Dubai."
Spread over an area of 22 million sq ft, Dubai Studio City features 14 fully equipped sound stages, a 3.5 million sq ft back lot for outdoor shooting, commercial offices, pre-built studios, a business centre and post-production studios. The development includes three sound stages – one 15,000 sq ft unit and two units of 25,000 sq ft each.
TECOM Investments’ media entities – Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone – provide a complete value chain of specialised offerings that have created an established community hub for the media and content creation industries in the region.