Dubai Media City (DMC) was launched in January, 2001, and has since carved its niche as a global media hub. The DMC offers an environment that is favourably disposed to global and regional media companies and independent media professionals in the United Arab Emirates. DMC also enables various businesses to operate jointly, including printing and publishing, media and marketing services, film, music, leisure and entertainment, new media, etc. DMC hosts global media behemoths such as CNN, Reuters, MBC, CNBC, Showtime, Bertelsmann, and Sony.
Furthermore, presently DMC is home to a media realm comprising more than 20,000 individuals employed in over 2,000 regional and international media organizations. Besides that, DMC also has provisions and features for freelancers in the community.