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Dubai, UAE, 13 December 2015


Dubai, UAE: NDTV, India’s leading English news channel, has partnered with Dubai Studio City (DSC) and The Consulate General of India in Dubai for two-days of National Day celebrations to mark 44 years of collaboration between India and the UAE. 

The event was held from11-12 December 2015, and celebrated the positive contribution made by the UAE’s growing and dynamic Indian community, the UAE’s success in attracting both Bollywood and international productions, and its development into the region’s leading media hub. 

The celebrations included a glamorous red carpet event followed by panel discussions covering topics such as Indo-UAE social ties, culture and tourism, films and Bollywood, with key panellists including H.E. Anurag Bhushan, the Consul General of India, Dubai, Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of Dubai and Avishesha Bhojani, Group Group CEO, BPG Group.

H.E. Mr. Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India, Dubai
“I am very happy that we have supported the first of its kind media event to celebrate the 44th UAE National day and the vibrant relationship that our two nations share. India and UAE share very deep rooted historical, cultural and people to people ties which continue to  flourish across many  sectors like trade, commerce and Bollywood. I am happy that we are closing 2015 with this event and I look forward to many more such events in the future which will further contribute to the strengthening of our ties"

Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City said,

“We are delighted to have supported this significant event, as we continue to enjoy close ties with India. We have welcomed a number of Bollywood productions in Dubai over the past few years, like Happy New Year, Welcome Back, and Hamari Adhuri Kahani, and this event was a true celebration of the strong ties we enjoy with India and a celebration of Indian film and culture."

Vikram Chandra, Executive director and CEO of NDTV Group said: "With our channels being available in over  70 countries, it's always been our endeavour to highlight the contribution made by the Indian community in these markets and we are happy to have esteemed partners like Dubai Studio City and the Consul General of India who have helped us in this effort.” 

Sanjay Das, Chief Executive Officer of The Works Network said, “We are happy that the event which we and the NDTV team has worked together on, has received such a strong and positive response. I would like to thank H.E. Mr. Shri Anurag Bhushan, Mr. Jamal Al Sharif, our distinguished panelists and partners who helped make this a success. We look forward to "Celebrating 45” in 2016”



Dubai, UAE, December 23, 2014

India’s NDTV appoints The Works Network as its exclusive TV Advertising sales representative for the Middle East

New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s leading news broadcaster, has appointed Dubai-based The Works Network as its exclusive television advertising sales representative for the Middle East feed of their English News channel NDTV 24x7, with effect from January 1st, 2015.

NDTV 24x7, the flagship channel from the NDTV news network, is India’s most watched English News channel. Winner of numerous awards, including the Asian Television Award and Asian Viewers Television Awards for Best News Channel, NDTV 24x7 is available across all major platforms like OSN, E-Vision, Du and Q-tel to cater to the viewers in the Middle East Region.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Sood, Head-Affiliate Sales & Distribution, NDTV, said: “We are very pleased to announce our association and are looking forward to working with The Works Network to deliver great solutions for brands that want to reach the audience through our respected, industry-leading content.”

Sanjay Das, Chief Works Officer, The Works Network, said: “We are excited to join forces with NDTV for their extremely popular and highly watched English news channel NDTV 24x7 for the Middle East, home to millions of expatriates from India and South Asia. The dedicated feed will allow us to offer innovations, both on-air and online to clients, thereby enabling them to better target, reach and deliver their message to this diverse, rich and fast growing audience via the television set and also the second screen.”

New Delhi Television is, and has been for over two decades, a pioneer in India’s news television. It is today the most watched and the most respected news network in India. From the path-breaking “The World This Week” (nominated as one of India’s 5 best television programs since Independence), to the first private news on Doordarshan “The News Tonight”, and producing India’s first 24-hour news channel “Star News”, NDTV has been in the forefront of every single news revolution. NDTV has 23 offices and studios across the country that house India's most modern and sophisticated production, newsgathering and archiving facilities with award-winning production and creative teams.

The Works Network (TWN) is a vertically Integrated Media Services Network covering Advertising, Creative Services, Channel Distribution, Market Research & Analysis. In May 2013, TWN launched The Online Cinema, My Film Works. This digital platform allows independent filmmakers to showcase their films via a personal Online Cinema Screen to viewers around the world.