About us

Founded in 2003

MOBY GROUP operates in South & Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Dubai, the group employs over 1,200 individuals across 16 businesses.

MOBY has been widely recognized for its role in bringing news and entertainment to underserved populations. It serves over 300 million people through its activities in broadcasting, digital & online, production, strategic communications, publishing, music, sports and research.

MOBY’s local-language content in English, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi, Arabic and Amharic spans a range of genres including dramas, reality television, lifestyle and music shows, sports, news & current affairs and children’s programs. 

The group holds an OFAC license from the US Department of the Treasury should it choose to expand business into Iran. 21st Century Fox became a strategic minority shareholder in the group in 2012, expanding on a previous News Corp-MOBY partnership signed in 2007 to launch a regional Persian-language general entertainment channel.

Awards

  • Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Award for Lotfullah Najafizada, head of TOLOnews, 2016
  • Saad Mohseni named to Business Insider 100: The Creators list, 2016
  • AFP Kate Webb Prize, 2016 for TOLOnews
  • Saad Mohseni named one of 10 men fighting for gender equality by BBC 100 Women 2015
  • Asia Society Asia Game Changer Award for Saad Mohseni, 2014
  • Saad Mohseni named to Foreign Policy’s Leading Global Thinkers list, 2013
  • Seoul International Drama Awards Special Prize, Kaboora Productions/TOLO TV for “Eagle Four” action series, 2011
  • International Achievement of the Year award for Moby Group, Arabian Business Achievement Awards, 2011
  • Saad Mohseni named to TIME 100 list, 2011
  • Seoul International Drama Awards Special Prize, Kaboora Productions/TOLO TV for "Secrets of this House", 2008
  • Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Award for TOLO TV, 2005