Aishwarya Gordon joins Ti22 Films

Aishwarya Gordon has joined Dubai-based video production company Ti22 Films as Presenter. Having been with Dubai One TV since 2010, Aishwarya began as a reporter, where she presented and produced the fashion segment for youth show ‘Twenty Something’. In 2011, she moved on to reporting for lifestyle show ‘Studio One’, later becoming the main presenter for its second season. With Ti22 Films – a team that crafts unique and compelling films for corporations, businesses, charity organisations, agencies and broadcasters – Aishwarya is working on an online project, which is currently in pre-production and set to go live early in 2015.

“I grew up watching Channel 33 (the old name for Dubai One), which was the only source of television entertainment in Dubai back in the day,” says Aishwarya. “The fact that I could work for the same channel was a dream come true and an exhilarating experience. As much as I am going to miss the team and being live on air five days a week, the time has come for me to explore different things.”

Dubai One to shut down production

While the official announcement is due to be made after the Eid holiday, it is now known that Dubai One is preparing to shut down TV production and lay off 80 percent of its staff. Launched in 2004, the English language TV station is run by government owned Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI).

The remaining staff will be transferred to Arabic language channels, and although Dubai One will remain on air, its content will be syndicated from elsewhere. Shows that will be taken off the air include in-house business news show, Emirates 24/7; daytime chat show, Studio One and entertainment programme, Out and About.