|Industry||Music, Television, Radio, Media Services|
|Headquarters||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Owner(s)||Al-Waleed bin Talal
News Corp (18.97%)
Rotana Group (Arabic: روتانا, Rōtānā), also known simply as Rotana, is the Arab World's largest entertainment company. It is primarily owned by the Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, with an 18.97% share held by News Corp.
The large pan-Arab media conglomerate includes a film production company, a magazine (Rotana Magazine), television (Rotana TV), seven music channels (Rotana Radio), a record label (Rotana Records), and others.
Rotana Radio is a series of radio stations that broadcasts in a number of Arab countries:
The stations play almost mostly music released by Rotana Records.
Rotana TV channels
Rotana TV has many specialized channels. General programming stations include Khalījīya (الخليجية), LBCSat (al-Fadaʼīyah al Libnānīyah الفضائية البنانية), Rotana Media Services (RMS) and RMS Outdoor. Rotana film channels include Fox Movies, Fox (formerly Fox Series), Rotana Cinema and Rotana Zaman (for classic movies). Rotana also runs a number of music channels including Rotana Clip, Rotana Mousica and Nagham, and an Islamic religious channel Al-Resala.
Rotana has developed an extensive network of companies that support the various radio and television stations. These include:
- Rotana Magazine, an Arabic language arts and entertainment weekly pan-Arab publication published by the Rotana Group addressed mainly to Arab youth and Arab women in the Middle East, the Arab World and the Arab diaspora.
- Rotana Media Services (RMS or rms), the media marketing and advertising wing of Rotana Group established in 2004 and providing advertising services and comprehensive media services to the various radio stations and television channels run by Rotana.
- RMS Outdoor, handling advertising and promotion of outdoor advertisements.
- Rotana Studios, created mid-2005 to focus on film production, Rotana in partnership with twofour54 to co-produce an initial line up of 12 television films using twofour54's production and post-production facilities.
- Rotana Café is a series of trendy theme café built around the Rotana franchise name. Besides food and drinks, the cafés offer an arts space, latest video clips, CDs, various Rotana merchandise and memorabilia. It also features occasionally CD launching and meetings with various Rotana stars. There are a great number of Rotana Cafés in various cities throughout the Arab World and worldwide.
Rotana Hotel Management Corporation is not related to Rotana Group, Media, or Publishing. In Saudi Arabia, Rayhaan Hotels, Arjaan Hotel Apartments, and Centro Hotels carry the flag of Rotana Hotels]