Dubai, UAE 8 December 2016 - YouTube introduced today that it is signing up with efforts with Dubai Studio City to bring a YouTube Room to Dubai next year, an incubator space offering YouTube designers the devices and guidance that remove barriers enabling them to innovate and experiment content.
Through this collaboration, the MENA region's most talented YouTube content creators, from Dubai, to Jeddah, Cairo and Casablanca will have open door to luxury audio, aesthetic and editing and enhancing tools, along with training programs, workshops and courses.
This collaboration adheres to in the footprints of nine other YouTube Spaces in L.a, London, Tokyo, New York City, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Mumbai, Toronto and Paris. Considering that the first Space was released in 2012, more than 150,000 people all over the world have actually gone to over 19,000 hrs of workshops and over 15,000 video clips have actually been created; garnering over 165 million hrs of watch time.
Lance Podell, Director and Global Head of YouTube Spaces, commented: "The MENA region has one of the world's most vibrant YouTube communities. Skilled creators are producing material for enthusiastic audiences in a region that comes in 2nd in the world after the U.S in regards to watch time. This cooperation with Dubai Workshop City will help us sustain this incredible community of YouTube developers along with continuously boost the growth of Arabic web content online. We are happy to have our initial Room in Dubai, a place of vivid creativity from fashion, to media and advertising. YouTube is a house for all this content."
Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Business Parks, claimed: "TECOM Group's partnership with YouTube to establish the region's first YouTube Space, reflects our dedication to producing a community for innovation that will certainly make certain Dubai continues to be at the leading edge of an affordable global media industry.
The partnership reflects Dubai's ability to bring in the strongest and most dynamic material systems to the UAE, and our purpose is to take advantage of our common experience in developing an allowing setting for the nurturing of a unique ability pool, and to encourage them to generate motivating and interesting web content from Dubai Studio City.
Inning accordance with the Arab Media Expectation report, 50 percent of the region's populace is under the age of 24, and the youth spend practically 2 hrs a day on videos and social networks. One of the leading 3 media industry vehicle drivers is digital video with expected development of 30.4 percent CAGR for the period 2016-2018 reaching US$ 370 million by 2018 in the MENA region.
The combination of creative young people, geared up with the right tools and centers will certainly help equate concepts into engaging content, placing Dubai as a center for creative thinking and we look forward to having this innovative area in Dubai Studio City."
Dubai Workshop City provides innovative facilities, studios and services throughout the broadcasting, media production, film, tv and music and amusement markets and is house to the largest noise stages in the Middle East.
The YouTube Space will certainly offer creators chances to:
● Learn: From training programs and workshops to master courses, there are opportunities to obtain hands-on experience from industry leaders, and learn how to use high end production devices, production techniques, and YouTube best practices.
● Connect: Attend events, fulfill fellow creators, spark new ideas and share experiences on how to do well on YouTube.
● Create: This is a space for developers to bring tales to life. They'll have access, free of cost, to a workshop and all the most recent sound, aesthetic and editing and enhancing tools that will certainly allow them to experiment and develop great video clips that followers will certainly enjoy.
The YouTube Space in Dubai Workshop City is expected to introduce in Q2 of 2017 and construction is arranged early following year.