Sky News Arabia is introducing enhanced programming, which includes additional top of the hour news slots and new interactive shows.
As part of the news component, Sky News Arabia has launched three additional top of the hour news bulletins at 4pm, 8pm and 10pm. Addressing highlights of the day, the bulletins invite experts to the studio to analyse leading global events to compliment the in-depth reporting of Sky News’ journalists. A business bulletin discussing diverse economic issues is also to be broadcast daily at 5.35pm. Furthermore, a new weekly business show will soon be introduced hosting high profile industry personalities and pioneers.
For sports lovers, Sky News Arabia has expanded its daily sports bulletin that follows the 7pm news broadcast in order to cover more sports related news. This is in addition to a weekly sports talk show that is set to launch in the near future.
Sky News Arabia has also launched a new show entitled ‘Min Al Riyadh’. Highlighting events related to the region at large, particularly Saudi Arabia, the show is anchored by Saudi television host Hamad Al Mahmoud. Additionally, new episodes of the weekly special report show ‘An Qurb’ will be aired every Friday with a focus on field journalism to provide viewers with an opportunity to watch events unfold up close. Finally, a series of hard-hitting investigative documentaries are also in production. To be aired in the coming months, the documentaries will focus on major events that concern the region, providing in-depth and behind the scenes coverage that has not been aired previously.
“We are delighted to roll out our new programming as the channel gears up to complete its third anniversary,” says Nart Bouran, Head of Sky News Arabia. “Building on the success gained to date, the new shows and news bulletins leverage latest technologies in the news business to stay at the forefront of addressing Arab public opinion on issues that truly concern our people. These efforts are part of a vision to position Sky News Arabia as a frontrunner in the television and digital space.”