Man City owner buys Abu Dhabi's The National

International Media Investments acquirs the daily, which was founded in 2008

Afp November 16, 2016

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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