entertainment

China entertainment endures ‘bitter winter’ after crackdowns
Culture

China entertainment endures ‘bitter winter’ after crackdowns

Chinese film and television are reeling from what industry insiders call a “bitterly cold winter” of sharper government scrutiny that…
‘Gangster’ Peppa back in China’s good graces in Year of the Pig
Cinema/TV

‘Gangster’ Peppa back in China’s good graces in Year of the Pig

Roasted as a subversive symbol and chopped from a video streaming website in China, it seemed Peppa Pig, the loveable…
Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal
Culture

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

  Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world’s…
Saudi Arabia launches initiative to improve country’s lifestyle
Middle East

Saudi Arabia launches initiative to improve country’s lifestyle

Saudi Arabia plans to spend 50 billion riyals ($13.33 billion) by 2020 on an initiative to promote entertainment, health, sports…
Saudi Arabia to launch SBC channel specializing in entertainment drama
Culture

Saudi Arabia to launch SBC channel specializing in entertainment drama

President of Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Dawood Al-Shoryan announced the launch of the SBC channel next Ramadan, specializing in presenting…
Saudi Arabia to get first cinema in April
Middle East

Saudi Arabia to get first cinema in April

The ultra-conservative kingdom is trying to expand entertainment opportunities for its young population. As many as 350 cinemas are planned…
Turkish soap operas undermine Egypt’s stability: Al-Azhar University
Egypt

Turkish soap operas undermine Egypt’s stability: Al-Azhar University

Vice President of Al-Azhar University Yousif Amer said that the Turkish and Indian soap operas are considered a real danger…
Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade
Culture

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as…
SNL Arabia suspended in Egypt over ‘sexual innuendos’
Culture

SNL Arabia suspended in Egypt over ‘sexual innuendos’

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulations announced on Sunday it will be banning the entertainment show¬†Saturday Night Live (SNL) Arabia…
World’s largest gaming hackathon to take over Cairo
Technology

World’s largest gaming hackathon to take over Cairo

Gaming has been a major aspect of the entertainment business for over a decade now and it has grown into…
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