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21st Century Fox shareholder and Rotana Media owne

first_img21st Century Fox shareholder and Rotana Media owner Prince Al Waleed bin Talal was among senior Saudi Arabian figures arrested in Riyadh at the weekend as part of an apparent corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Al Waleed was the most high-profile of the 30-odd individuals detained in the luxurious Riyadh Ritz-Carlton on Saturday night and Sunday morning on the orders of the Crown Prince, who is in the midst of initiating a major reform programme in the country.The multi-billionaire Al Waleed, who is seen as a supporter of the reformist Prince Mohammed and whose arrest surprised many observers, has interests spanning media and technology, with a significant stake in 21st Century Fox. He is also the owner of Rotana, the Saudi entertainment conglomerate that operates a number of TV channels that are distributed throughout the Middle East.Rotana, which operates TV channels including Fox Movies, Fox, Rotana Cinema and classic movie channel Rotana Zaman, last month launched a new drama channel, named Rotana Drama, tapping into the growing interest in drama across a region that has seen an upsurge in home-produced series over the last year.last_img read more

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Sophie Morgan UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom

first_imgSophie MorganUK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has named TV presenter and entrepreneur Sophie Morgan to its content board.Ofcom’s content bard is a committee of the main Ofcom board that as advisory responsibility for a wide range of content issues, including the regulation of television, radio and video-on-demand quality and standards.Morgan is lead presenter of live Paralympic sport on Channel 4, and has presented events including the 2016 Rio Paralympics and the 2017 Winter Paralympics. She has also presented a range of other programmes such as Unreported World, Tricks of the Restaurant Trade and Best Laid Plans.Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down aged 18, has twice been voted one of the top 100 most influential people with a disability in the UK and is a patron of the charity Scope and an ambassador for Human Rights Watch, has joined the content board for a three-year term.last_img read more

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