MGI Wins Prestigious System Integrator Of The Year Award


Media Group International Recognised for Forward-Thinking Approach, Pioneering Projects and Strong Partnerships MBC Cairo Installation Project Highly Commended

Last Updated: March 14, 2014 5:50 pm GMT
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates--March 14, 2014) The region’s leading systems integrator, Media Group International (MGI) has been named Digital Studio’s ‘System Integrator of the Year’ following a remarkable year of prosperous new partnerships, projects and developments.

Anoop Lal – MGI Head of Operations and Finance; Paul Hennessy – MGI CEO; Janez Zigon – MGI CTO
Left to right: Anoop Lal – MGI Head of Operations and Finance; Paul Hennessy – MGI CEO; Janez Zigon – MGI CTO

2013 saw MGI become the first systems integrator in the Middle East to qualify for the British Standards Institute's esteemed ISO 9001:2008 certification, enabling them to further guarantee customers quality assured services and products.

MGI has forged partnerships with highly innovative manufacturers, ensuring that its customers have access to the very best hardware and software solutions on the market today.

Paul Hennessy, CEO of Media Group International commented: “At MGI, we are thrilled to be recognised for this prestigious award.

“We pride ourselves on our innovative, forward-thinking approach to systems integration which recognizes that, in a rapidly changing broadcast environment, customers need more advice and support than ever before.”

Formerly known as Salam Media Cast, MGI underwent a significant period of investment and rebranding, culminating in the recent opening of a new sales suite in Dubai Media City.

The addition of high quality employees from around the world has enhanced the extensive knowledge, technical expertise and deep understanding of the broadcast industry at MGI, which was demonstrated in the scale of challenging projects completed in 2013.

Adding to their achievement, MGI’s installation of an award-winning news facility for MBC in Cairo won ‘Highly Commended’ honours at the ceremony which celebrated the 10th Digital Studio Awards during last week’s CABSAT 2014.

Other recent projects of note have included creating five HD-ready Master Control Rooms for Al Kass, and upgrading Clouds FM’s radio facilities in Tanzania.

About Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Group Holdings
Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Group Holdings (GSSG) was founded by Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad in 1993 and incorporated in 2007. Today it is one of Qatar’s most successful private sector business groups, making a major contribution to the country’s economic growth.

GSSG has enjoyed steady growth and success in many fields and industries locally and internationally. GSSG’s diverse portfolio gives it strength and enables its companies within the group to maximise global business opportunities wherever and whenever they arise.

The founder, Mr. Ghanim bin Saad al Saad, has enabled the group to grow to over 40 companies around the world.  As an inspirational business leader, he has steered the group to achieve its success in industries that include aviation, maritime, automobiles, oil & gas, real estate, manufacturing, contracting and trading, finance & asset management, engineering, education, fitness, hotels, hospitality and fashion, information technology and telecommunications. 

In addition to its corporate headquarters in Doha, GSSG also has five international offices located in London, Zurich, Cairo, Singapore and Dubai.

Media Group International
Media Group International (MGI) is a proven media broadcast and communications systems integrator, serving the media, telecommunications, security, education, hospitality and advertising industries in the Gulf region for more than 35 years. Formerly known as Salam Media Cast (SMC), the company joined GSSG Holdings in 2010, with offices in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

Media Group International is diversifying its business into new technologies. As well as equipping professional television stations and studios, master control rooms, newsrooms, concert stages and theatres providing light and sound technology, the company also equips whole multivendor and multisensory environments. MGI provides solutions from safeguarding national security, such as in government operations, to creating the best educational venues in museums and classrooms, enhancing sports environments and revolutionising health facilities and satellite telecommunications.

Media Group International is ISO 9001:2008 certified, the world’s most recognised quality management standard. It is the first company of its kind to receive the prestigious accolade within the Middle East region, guaranteeing customers world-class quality assured products.

Media Group International recently launched their new website to give customers a better experience online.


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