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 pan-regional Persian-language channel FARSI1.

Awards

  • Press Freedom Medal, Chief Editor of TOLOnews, Reporters Without Borders, 2016
  • Special Prize, Eagle Four Action Series, Seoul International Drama Awards, 2011
  • World Cinema Audience Award, Afghan Star, Sundance Film Festival, 2009
  • Press Freedom Award, Tolo TV, Reporters without Border, 2005