MBC ACTION

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  • Middle East Broadcasting Corp. (MBC), the region’s top free-to-air TV network, has launched yet another channel. Breaking with it’s ‘number-naming’ tradition, the channel is called MBC Action.
  • MBC Action is a free-to-air satellite TV channel that screens films and television programs from the action genre began a terrestrial area in the Arab World. 
  • MBC Action will screen shows like Lost, Prison Break and any other series classified as an ‘action series’. And it will show action films like Blade 2 , Collateral Damage and DareDevils Live.
  • Marketing-wise, it seems MBC is refining its targeting, to offer a channel with a dominantly male audience, as it seems to have succeeded with the gender specific strategy of MBC4, which is aimed at women.
  • Mazen Hayek, MBC Group's marketing manager says it's a "natural progression" having served other audience segments, including kids with MBC3.
  • Programs are subtitled in Standard Arabic with DVB-T only. 
  • It is available in the Arab world by satellites Badr-4 and Nilesat 102.
  • It launched on March 5, 2007 at 6:00 P.M. (GMT) with the Pilot episode of the TV series Lost which, along with Prison Break and The 4400, is one of MBC Action's biggest coups. 
  • It also shows new episodes of other shows like 24 and Pimp My Ride. 
  • The channel also airs the International Fight League. 

 

24 S8

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Tuesdays at 22:00 KSA 
Rpt: Tuesdays at 03:00 KSA & Wednesday at 12:00 KSA 
& Friday at 14:00 KSA & Wednesday at 18:00 KSA  
Starting Date: 29/11/11 
Ending date: 14/02/12 

  • This groundbreaking thriller is a roller-coaster ride which unfolds in real time. 
  • Covering a 24-hour day from midnight to midnight, over the course of a season. Each episode relays its own distinct resolution, but the clock will never stop ticking.  

ACTION MOVIES

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Station : MBC ACTION

Daily at 00:00 KSA 
Rpt : Following day at 20:00 KSA & 04:00 KSA  & 2 days later at 16:30 KSA 

  • Every night at 00:00 KSA, viewers are granted an appointment to watch the best action packed movies,
    guaranteed to keep them glued to their chairs, and focused on their favorite action stars, such as: Will
    Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicholas Cage and Jet Li, amongst others.

ACTION YA DAWRY (MA3 WALEE AL FARAJ)

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  • Action Ya Dawry is a Daily highlights Arabic show built around the Saudi League.
  • Hosted by Waleed Al-Farraj whos was voted "Most Popular Saudi Presenter" in KSA in '09 and '11 by Al Hayat Newspaper.
  • This show targets Saudi Males aged 15 to 44.
  • Topics range from Football to peripheral football-related topics.
  • 1 famous guest featured per episode
  • Show will be covered Live on MBC FM.
  • Set design will be classy and simple without being formal.
  • Show will be covered live on MBC FM.
  • Set design will be classy an simple without being formal.
  • Show will be Broadcast in HD.

BURN NOTICE S3

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Thursday at 22:00 KSA
Rpt: Thursdays at 03:00 KSA & Fridays at 12:00 KSA &
Fridays at 18:00 KSA 
Ending Date: 05/01/12 

  • A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble. 
  • Think “A Team” meets “24” with a healthy slice of “Miami Vice” night life 

DRIVEN 3

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  • Selective commercial cars go through the endurance test.
  • Francois is to introduce a rating system after review with the driven 5-badge score based onPrice, Appeal, Green, Speed and Power.
  • Driven will showcase a new selection of super cars along with their owners and drivers. 
  • The setting is to take place in some of the Arab world’s “coolest” locations.
  • Frequencey and duration are to be determined based on location.
  • Driven will host a number of guest drivers to be featured in the show (car celebrities) 
  • Guest drivers will be relevant to the segment (super car, commercial car, luxury car, …) 
  • Guest drivers vary in nationality, however, mostly arab. 
  • This segment also allowes for a head to head featuring special celebrities. 
  • Driven will locate production around major auto events in the region and around the globe. 
 

HAWAII FIVE- O EDIT

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Station : MBC ACTION

January - February 2012

Saturdays at 22:00 KSA
Rpt: Saturdays at 03:00 KSA & Thursday at 06:30 KSA 
& Sunday at 12:00 KSA & Fridays at 14:45 

Starting Date: 26/12/11 

  • HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches. 
  • Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated  Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's governor  persuading him to head up the new team.
  •  Joining Mc Garrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8 year old daughter and Chin Ho Kelly, an exHonolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protégé of Mc Garrett's father. 
  • Chin's cousin, Kono (Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department's elite.
  • JACK OSBOURNE: Celebrity Recruits

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    January - February 2012

    SERIES AT 19:00 KSA 

    • Jack Osbourne and his celebrity companions take on more of the toughest adrenaline thrills challenges the world can offer. 
    • The Alps, New Zealand, Mexico City, Africa . . . You Name it, they Undertake it.  

    Saturdays at 19:00 KSA

    Rpt : Monday at 15:30 KSA & Tuesdays at 12:00 KSA 
    Starting date: 10/12/11

    MOST DARING

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    January - February 2012

    SERIES AT 19:00 KSA

    Fridays at 19:00 KSA
    Starting date: 02/12/11 

    • Of all the extreme college pranks, harrowing escapes from death, and brainless stunts captured on video, which one is the very best? Most Daring sets out to answer that question.
    •  This series ramps up the stakes, introducing a weekly countdown of the 20 best, all new, caught-on-tape moments that will leave no jaw un-dropped.
    • From Women Out of Control to Whackos at the Wheel, each hour-long episode of Most Shocking showcases a unique theme, with more than 20 clips combined with dramatic firsthand accounts, all working their way to claim the top spot in the countdown.  


      

    NIKITA

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    Fridays at 22:00 KSA
    Rpt: Fridays at 03:00 KSA & Thursdays at 07:15 KSA & Saturdays 
    at 12:00 KSA & Fridays at 12:30 KSA & Saturdays at 18:00 KSA
    Starting date: 02/12/11 

    • The '90s cult-classic returns to television with this remake about a young woman who is framed for murder, sentenced to death, and then forced to become an assassin for a covert branch of the government called Division after they fake her execution. When she realizes that she has been betrayed by everyone she thought she could trust, Nikita goes AWOL and goes on a mission to save future victims  and expose this covert operation.

    THE MENTALIST 24

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    Wednesdays at 22:00 KSA
    Rpt : Wednesdays at 03:00 KSA & Thursdays at 08:00 KSA  & Fridays at 13:00 KSA & Thursdays at 18:00 KSA
    Starting Date: 30/11/11 

    • Mentalist, noun. Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. 
    • A master manipulator of thoughts & behavior.
    • The Mentalist tells the tale of Patrick Jane, who is employed as an independent consultant working with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to solve crimes.
    •  He had been making a living as a psychic, and he would assist the police on cases -- until his life changed when he lost the two most important people in his life to one of those serial killers he was  helping track.
    • He now uses his refined observation skills to help the CBI solve cases. 
    • He works with Senior Agent Teresa  Lisbon, Agents Kimball Cho and Wayne Rigsby and the rookie Grace Van Pelt. 

    TOP GEAR

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    January - February 2012

    SERIES AT 19:00 KSA 

    • BBC's hit motoring show is more than just a show to review new cars. 
    • Top Gear is essential viewing. Not just for petrol heads, it also has a huge following amongst people with little or no interest in cars - both male and female. 
    • This is due to the show's irreverent approach to motoring, the humor and the priceless chemistry between the show's presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond .  

    Sundays at 19:00 KSA
    Rpt : Sundays at 02:00 KSA & Fridays at 10:30 KSA & 
    Mondays at 12:00 KSA  &Tuesdays at 15:30 KSA 
    Starting date: 27/11/11 

    ALCATRAZ

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    Station : MBC ACTION 

    Thursday at 22:00 KSA
    Rpt: Thursdays at 03:00 KSA & Fridays at 12:00 KSA &
    Fridays at 18:00 KSA 
    Starting Date: 12/01/12 

    • When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER, were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC”
    • SOTO , to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s  loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake and strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in  Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER. Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. 

    W.W.E RAW

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    Mondays at 22:00 KSA
    Rpt: Mondays at 03:00 KSA & Tuesdays at 18:00 KSA & 
    Thursdays at 19:00 KSA 
    Starting date: 28/11/11

    Widely considered to be the dominant Wrestling show in the world, “WWE Raw” features some of the biggest and baddest superstars. With wrestlers like Batista, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Randy Orton and divas such as Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Maryse & Beth Phoenix, WWE is the ultimate superstar encounter, where everyone’s large and in charge! 

    WWE AFTER BURN

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    January - February 2012

    Sundays at 22:00 KSA

    Rpt: Sundays at 03:00 KSA & Mondays at 18:00 KSA & 

    Wednesdays at 19:00 KSA &   

    Starting date: 27/11/11 

    • WWE After Burn is a World Wrestling Entertainment syndicated television show which recaps events taking
      place on WWE Smackdown. 
    • It features some of the biggest and baddest superstars.

    WWE SPECIALS

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    Station : MBC ACTION

    Mondays at 23:00 KSA
    Rpt: Tuesdays at 19:00 KSA
    Starting date: 05/12/11
    Ending date: 26/12/11 

    • From comedians to politicians to musical performers to professional athletes, Monday Night’s guest stars are some of past and present's finest entertainers. 
    • The WWE Universe, therefore, can expect this trend to continue as more and more of the most popular celebrities are hopping aboard to serve as WWE special guest stars. 
    • Check back with MBC Action for future announcements about upcoming visits by celebrity members of the WWE Universe. Then, be sure to tune in Monday nights when the biggest stars from all over the world have the  opportunity to take over as the special guest star.