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Sky News Arabia hits important milestone on route to launch

News channel's studio complex handed over

15 June 2011
Abu Dhabi: Sky News Arabia has taken over the studio complex at its new headquarters ahead of the launch of the 24-hour Arabic language channel in the Spring of 2012. Construction work at the site, at the twofour54 Intaj facility in downtown Abu Dhabi, has already begun. The channel will be based in an expanded three floor facility designed to house a multimedia newsroom, craft edit suites, live graphics production and the news operations centre which will manage Sky News Arabia's international network of thirteen bureaux. The channel's main studio will be in a completely redesigned space within the complex.

"Sky News Arabia's studios will offer state of the art facilities. Our team will enjoy the most advanced infrastructure available within the industry to ensure world-class news delivery to all our viewers across the MENA region," said Nart Bouran, Director of News, Sky News Arabia.

Sky News Arabia will be using the latest in broadcast technologies to cater for the increasing demand in the region for a truly multi-platform news network across TV, mobile and online. The channel's systems integration contractor, TSL, has already been appointed to deliver the technical fit-out of the studios, production and broadcasting functions. Other critical contracts will be announced in the coming months.

Available in both HD and SD formats, Sky News Arabia will broadcast free-to-air across 50 million households across the MENA region and will also be available on the Sky platform in the UK.

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Media Contact:
Salem Al-Arayedh
+971 50 2966421
salem.alarayedh@fleishmaneurope.com

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