The Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC; Arabic: مركز تلفزيون الشرق الأوسط), branded in the Arab world as MBC Group, is an Emirati media conglomerate in the Middle East and North Africa region. It was launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters to Dubai in 2002. The group has a plethora of channel ranging from news to music and entertainment, some of these include MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC4, MBC 5, MBC Action, MBC MAX, MBC Persia, MBC Bollywood, Al Arabiya, Wanasah and MBC Drama. The Group also has two radio stations: MBC FM and Panorama FM.
MBC was founded in 1991 and initially headquartered in London. London was chosen so as to be seen as detached from Arab governments, however its headquarters was later moved to Dubai. The aim of MBC was to provide a view of the world “through Arabian eyes”. MBC’s funding is largely through commercial sources, Channel 9 MCOT HD, the first television station in Thailand, formerly known as Thai TV Channel 4 and Modernine TVChannel 9 (Malaysia), a Malaysian private television station 2003–2005Channel 9 (New Zealand), a regional television station operating in Dunedin, New ZealandChannel 9 (Bangladesh), a satellite TV channel from BangladeshTV9 (Gujarati), a Gujarati language 24-hour news channel in Gujarat stateTV9 (Kannada), a 24-hour Kannada language news channelTV9 Marathi, a 24-hour Marathi-language news channelTV9 (Mongolia), a private television station in MongoliaTV9 (Malaysia), a free-to-air private television station in MalaysiaTV9 (Telugu), a Telugu news channelDZKB-TV, commonly known as Channel 9, the flagship television station of Radio Philippines Network (RPN) in Manila, Philippines
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