When talking about T.V stations in the Arab world, it is so hard to decide which one to talk about, but we found that we should focus on the most popular T.V station, also it was the first Arab satellite channel, which is MBC .when talking about MBC group we should talk about the person who worked to build this station, with his creativity, very hard work & understanding things around.
Our talk will be about Sheikh Waleed al ibrahim, Born and raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al Ibrahim completed his higher education in America and returned to the Middle East to establish ARA Productions and Television Studios in 1986 at nearly the age 24 with his dream to build a satellite channel . In 1991, at age 31 & from London, he started his journey, ofcourse there were many difficulties, but in the end he was able to achieve what he aimed to. He started with another person, and then continued alone.
We will use his words here , Al Ibrahim said: 'Our journey together started in 1991 when we launched mbc1 as the first private pan-Arab satellite TV channel, and today we stand as the largest private media group in the Arab world. It is has been an exciting journey that has succeeded in earning the loyalty of viewers, the trust of advertisers and the creativity of our talented employees. MBC Group has become a source of inspiration, a true benchmark in terms of family entertainment, and a melting pot of Arab cultures that respect the norms and traditions of our society.'
Al Ibrahim concluded : 'With an increasing number of media cities being developed throughout the Middle East, our challenge is continue fostering Arab talent and investing in the content industry, particularly in TV production, music, Art, software development and international film studios. We will continue to move the boundaries and lead the way, exploring new formats, new platforms and new materials to help in developing our societies and elevating our standing globally.'
'This award goes to each and everyone at MBC Group as much as it recognizes all the talented and creative Arab individuals who continuously contribute the innovative ideas that help raise the bar within our industry, and enrich people's lives.'
He seeks to keep MBC ahead of the pack as usual. Today, MBC Group stands as the largest media group in the Middle East, reaching more than 75 million Arab viewers and listeners across the world. Many things can be said about this person, often cited as the man who changed the face of Arab media, but this is how we introduced him in few words to the circle.