Sky News Arabia to launch on Canadian cable


Sky News Arabia will now broadcast live via Rogers Cable, a Canadian cable television service by Rogers Communications Inc. Through the new service, the channel’s audience in Canada will be able to watch a host of its programs and bulletins on various platforms through subscribing to the service online.

“After reaching out to our audiences in the United States via Sling TV, joining Rogers Cable was the next strategic step.” says Nart Bouran, CEO, Sky News Arabia. “We have always been keen to provide our followers and audience, regardless of their location, with a continuous broadcast of our unique content on various platforms. This expansion aligns with our efforts as an international media organisation to provide quality content.”

Slava Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group Limited, adds “As the largest distributor of multicultural television content in Canada, Ethnic Channels Group brings with it a combination of cutting edge technology and distribution expertise. We share a common vision with Sky News Arabia to showcase premium news programming content to Canadian audiences. Sky News Arabia, which has already distinguished itself by its excellent journalism, can now claim its share of Canadian viewers and become the destination channel for world class news.”


IPREX opens in the Middle East

Global communications network IPREX has opened in the Middle East, following the election of Iris Public Relations from Dubai as a partner. IPREX is a $250 million network of communications agencies, with 1,800 staff and 115 offices worldwide working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.

“Partners have worked successfully with Iris PR over the last couple of years when they were an IPREX affiliate agency so we are delighted to welcome them as a full partner, bringing the number of IPREX offices in our region to 30, across 18 countries,” says Mayte Gonzalez-Gil, President, IPREX EMEA.

Lisa George, Director, Iris PR, adds “We have worked with several IPREX partners in the past for clients such as Carefusion and MIT Centre for Real Estate and we enjoyed these collaborations. Joining IPREX will give us a global reach and an opportunity to share and adopt global best practices.”