|Network||Dubai Channels Network|
|Owned by||Dubai Media Incorporated|
|Picture format||576i SDTV|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Headquarters||Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE|
Dubai One (formerly known as Ch33 and then One TV) is a Pan Arab English language entertainment television channel, owned by Dubai Media Incorporated. It was launched in May 14, 1994, and is currently managed by Sarah al Jarman. It airs a mix of locally produced and international syndicated content that caters both Arab and non-Arab viewers in the MENA region.
Dubai One broadcasts subtitled Western content targeting Arabs and expatriates living in Dubai and around the Arab world. While most of the production is centralized at DMI's own studios, the channel has its own management, team, structure and strategy. The flow of advertising for it is controlled by Choueiri Group, through its subsidiary MEMS.
The channel was launched as replacement for Channel 33. Dubai One launched on April 5, 2004, bearing a new name with brand new programming targeting the expat community and westernized Arabs.
Generally, Dubai One broadcasts syndicated programing from the United States and occasionally from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Owing to its special partnerships with Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios, the channel currently offers at least four films per day from 5p.m. (GMT) to 0a.m. (GMT), and has screened to date more than 300 ones. Bollywood films are shown once a month, on Thursdays at 7p.m. (GMT). Dubai One also repeats programing it has broadcast during the week on Fridays, known as Catch Up Fridays.
The channel broadcasts also a variety of in-house productions including Emirates News, Dubai One Minute and Fashion Star. Previous productions include Emirates 24/7, World of Sports, Studio One, That's Entertainment and Understanding Islam.
On air staff
- Dareen Abu Ghaida
- Aishwarya Ajit
- Marwan Al Awadhi
- Leila ben Khalifa
- Dina Butti
- Omar Butti
- Graham Clews
- Priyanka Dutt
- Ramia Farage
- Katie Fielder
- Rebecca McLaughlin
- Layne Redman
- Tom Urquhart
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