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Rotana Media Group, commonly known as Rotana (Arabic: روتانا Rōtānā), is the Arab World’s largest entertainment company. It is primarily owned by Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.
The large pan-Arab media conglomerate includes a film production company (Rotana Studios), free to air television stations (Rotana TV), music channels (Rotana Radio), a record label (Rotana Records) and others businesses.
Rotana was founded by Ibrahim Nagro and his brothers, with a 50% share to the Saudi business man Saleeh Kameel.
In 2003, Al-Waleed increased his stake to 100 percent, after initially acquiring a 48 percent stake in 2002. He developed Rotana Music Channel as a 24-hour free-to-air service for Rotana artists. This was followed by Rotana 2, Rotana Clip, augmented with SMS, and Rotana 3 for classical Arab music, followed by a movie channel. Alwaleed’s stated goal is to have 6 Rotana channels