ABU DHABI: The government of Abu Dhabi has sold its English-language daily, The National, to a media investment company owned by Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City Football Club.
International Media Investments (IMI) acquired the daily, which was founded in 2008 by the government-owned Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), the newspaper said Wednesday.
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"The 21st-century media landscape, dominated by digital platforms, especially mobile, offers new opportunities for The National to develop and extend its voice, while maintaining a robust presence as a traditional print asset," said a joint statement by IMI and ADM.
ADM owns several publications, radios and television channels, including the widely circulated Aletihad newspaper and Abu Dhabi Channel.
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