King Abdullah inaugurates US$ 140 mill Jordanian Media City Co.

The Jordanian government run Petra News Agency, has reported that an agreement was concluded between the Jordanian government and Dallah Company for Media Production to establish a Jordanian Media City Co..

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  March 26, 2002

The Jordanian government run Petra News Agency, has reported that an agreement was concluded between the Jordanian government and Dallah Company for Media Production to establish a Jordanian Media City Co.. The Dallah Company operates the Rome-based Arab Radio and Television (ART), owned by Saudi billionaire, Sheikh Saleh Kamel.

AFP, the French news agency, reported Kamel as saying, “The new company will set up and develop television studios with the latest filming, recording and editing equipment to become one of the key television and information centres in the Arab world.”

The new venture was inaugurated by today by King Abdullah and is estimated to cost US$ 140 million.

The new city will serve as a relay station receiving and re-transmitting programs of several satellite channels, according to Petra. Thus far, the venture has attracted US$ 20 million and is expected to create some job opportunities and turn Jordan into a media hub. The news agency also reported that ART would gradually move its operations from Rome to Jordan.

The King was in Los Angeles earlier in the week and was accompanied by a team of Jordanian television producers. Radhi Alkas will head Jordan’s Media City CO. that will be located on the outskirts of Amman, at Um Al Heran.

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