Established in 2000 by the government, the Dubai Media City Free Zone (DMC) is a regional hub for media companies from around the world. Currently there are over 1500 companies established in the DMC Free Zone that represent more than 140 countries. Dubai Media City has become a regional center for Media companies such as publishing, online media, advertising agencies, production houses, news groups and broadcast facilities.
Dubai Media City (DMC) operates under the authority of Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone (DTMFZ). All licenses in DMC are issued by the Registration and Licensing Department within the DTMFZA. DMC is home to many international media and entertainment companies like CNN, CBS, Showtime and many regional media companies.