MSNBC.com and Good News 4 ME team up

MSNBC.com, which was launched in 1996 by NBC and Microsoft as an all–news cable/internet service to rival CNN's dominance of the cable news media in the U.S. has announced at Gitex that it has signed a content distribution agreement with Good News 4 ME (GN4ME), an Arabic language portal.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  October 16, 2001

MSNBC.com, which was launched in 1996 by NBC and Microsoft as an all–news cable/internet service to rival CNN's dominance of the cable news media in the U.S. has announced at Gitex that it has signed a content distribution agreement with Good News 4 ME (GN4ME), an Arabic language portal.

MSNBC has allowed media, accomplished NBC to use Microsoft's net savvy employees to keep the new network on the cutting edge. Its Internet site has a neat, packaged, altogether good-looking appearance and uses branding techniques very well. MSNBC.com provides full coverage of the day's events, updates on breaking stories, and in-depth reports on various issues. Web casts featuring hourly video news updates and extensive streaming video have enhanced this coverage.

The new partnership with GN4ME, will enable MSNBC.com to provide selected news and information enhanced with streaming video to the Arab region at www.gn4msnbc.com The alliance also marks the first news content agreement in the region for MSNBC.com whereby GN4ME will become MSNBC.com’s Arabic language portal. “MSNBC.com has maintained the number one position for two and a half years because we are constantly working to increase audience reach and depth of content,” said John Nicol, president and CEO of MSNBC.com. “MSNBC.com continues to innovate and meet the needs of users around the globe and we look forward to providing MSNBC.com’s leading news and information in the Arab region,” added Nicol. MSNBC.com will provide news stories and coverage on business, sports health, technology, and travel.

The alliance with MSNBC.com is the fourth alliance for GN4ME, building on previous agreements with LinkDotnet, Microsoft, and Mobinil. The partnerships are indicative of the important growth of convergence of technology, information and networking. “This agreement with MSNB.com will offer Arab Internet users access to a new horizon of information technology,” said Gamal Enayat, vice president of content development for GN4ME. “MSNBC.com’s choice of GN4ME reflects their confidence in our services and we look forward to offering an increased wealth of information to our users,” added Enayat.

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