Waleed oversees the operation of the biggest and strongest free-to-air TV channels in the Arab
world as well as its SVOD platform Shahid VIP. While MBC’s focus has been on showcasing
Hollywood and Bollywood movies in the past, MBC has allocated a budget of $500 million to spend
over the next five years making Arab content that brings together key international names with
Arab talents. The company recently announced it was co-producing and co-financing the Gerald
Butler action thriller KANDAHAR that is due to shoot this year in Saudi Arabia.