Sowt Acquires Rising Giants Network

Sowt Media Strengthening Arabic Audio Content Landscape with the Acquisition of Rising Giants Network

DUBAI, UAE - AMMAN, JORDAN – Sowt Media, Inc., a pioneering force in Arabic audio content production, has announced the acquisition of Dubai-based Rising Giants Network (RGN). This strategic move marks a significant step forward in Sowt's mission to elevate Arabic audio content while solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

The acquisition of Rising Giants Network reinforces Sowt's commitment to fostering diverse and engaging Arabic and English audio content. Through this union, Sowt aims to expand its reach and continue delivering high-quality podcasts that resonate with audiences across the Arabic-speaking world.

Rising Giants Network, known for its innovative approach to podcasting, brings a wealth of talent and high-quality content to the Sowt Media family. Their dedication to producing compelling content aligns seamlessly with Sowt's vision of enriching the audio landscape with authentic, thought-provoking narratives.

"We are thrilled to welcome Rising Giants Network to the Sowt Media family," said Ramsey Tesdell, CEO of Sowt Media, Inc. "This acquisition represents a significant milestone in our journey to redefine Arabic audio content. Together, we will continue to push boundaries, inspire audiences, and amplify diverse voices throughout the region."

Sowt is excited to welcome aboard talent from RGN. Several of RGN’s shows will start publishing again: Lahza ma Mais hosted by popular content producer Mais Mohammad and Kursi al Athnein (Monday’s Chair) hosted by Emirati Abdulla Al Nuaimi. Kursi al Ethnein’s video version was recently picked up by DUBAI TV for broadcast. More shows will start publishing again soon as well. 

"We're very excited about RGN joining the Sowt family. We have seen how passionate and inspiring the team has been with all the cutting edge content that they've produced. RGN will feel right at home," said Basel Anabtawi, CEO and co-founder of RGN. Anabtawi will join Sowt’s board of directors. 

This is Sowt’s second acquisition. Previously in 2022, Sowt acquired Finyal Studios, a Dubai-based podcast studio focusing on fiction content. 

The most recent acquisition was supported in part by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). The financial terms of the acquisition were not publicly announced. 

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About Sowt Media, Inc.
Sowt Media, Inc. is a leading producer of Arabic audio content, dedicated to delivering diverse and engaging narratives that resonate with audiences across the Arabic-speaking world. Through its portfolio of podcasts and audio productions, Sowt Media strives to be the region’s foremost digital audio network through captivating stories that inspire, educate & entertain.