Bloomberg Al Arabiya launches across the region

Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), publishers of Arab News, has signed an agreement with Bloomberg. The agreement will see the launch of Bloomberg Al Arabiya, a new multi-platform Arabic business and financial news service that aims to provide Arabic-speaking audiences around the world with news on various topics that shape the Middle East and help them as they make key business decisions. 

“We are very pleased with this promising partnership with Bloomberg,” says His Highness Prince Bader bin Abdullah Al Saud, Chairman, SRMG. “In addition to the many business opportunities this collaboration brings, we believe the partnership will greatly enhance the media landscape in our region. This is an exciting development for SRMG and a strong progression in our quest to offer the highest quality financial and business journalism from and about the Middle East.”

Bloomberg expands into Middle East

Bloomberg is set to expand its media offering in the Middle East with a suite of new, regionally-focused editorial platforms to serve its audience of business and financial consumers based, or interested in, the region. The expansion will combine the resources of Bloomberg’s 80-strong Middle East editorial team, as well as new senior talent, with local expertise, giving business and financial professionals better access to the region’s newsmakers and market-moving news via a variety of new platforms including; a dedicated digital destination, original television programming, a new television studio and major new conference convening the Middle East’s most influential leaders in business and finance.

The expanded media offering in the Middle East includes a dedicated Middle Eastern edition of flagship online destination, will dedicate expertise to globally significant themes, appealing particularly to readers across the Middle East.

“Bloomberg’s latest regional editorial products build on more than 20 years of newsgathering across the Arab world to introduce new platforms for storytelling on the companies, markets, economies and politics shaping the Middle East,” says Riad Hamade, Managing Editor, Middle East and North Africa, Bloomberg. “Adding new media platforms will allow us to deliver more relevant stories to our growing audience of business and financial professionals across the region.”

Elevision Media partners with Bloomberg

Bloomberg has signed a content agreement with Elevision Media to provide dynamic financial data and market-moving headline news, which will be streamed over its outdoor LED digital display adjacent to the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate Building.

Known as the ‘DIFC ticker’, the digital display is the longest of its kind in the Middle East. Under the agreement, it will broadcast a wide range of Bloomberg content complementing the Nasdaq Dubai market data already on display, including indices and currencies data.

“The DIFC ticker is designed to deliver valuable content to Dubai’s financial hub and there is no better or more relevant content producer than Bloomberg,” says Niall Sallam, Founder and CEO at Elevision. “With its up-to-the-minute news and market data featuring on the ticker, we can create an effective and dynamic advertising opportunity for brands. Likewise, Bloomberg will enhance its ability to communicate with its target audience using a unique platform in an iconic location.”

The financial data and news headlines supplied by Bloomberg will be supplemented by DIFC branded content, as well as a revolving stream that will allow brands to leverage the digital media platform with targeted messages suited to a professional demographic.


Bloomberg Business goes live

Bloomberg has today launched its new online portal Bloomberg Business. A culmination of content from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Graphics and new digital content, the site targets a global audience and aims to deliver smart analysis, deep context and thoughtful reporting.

According to the official post by Bloomberg, Bloomberg Business will offer expanded focus on specific coverage areas such as markets, technology and luxury, in addition to data journalism, education and original digital video.

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Alarab news channel to launch by end of year

Alarab, a Bahrain-based 24-hour news channel, is set to launch by the end of this year, with the news channel set to target Arabic speaking viewers across the Arab region and extending globally. First announced by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud in 2011, Alarab is an independent venture from Kingdom Holding Company and Rotana Group, and is expected to compete with Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia.

The channel’s launch has been announced by Prince Alwaleed after visiting the headquarters of the news channel at Bahrain World Trade Centre to oversee progression of the channel, with Systems integrator Qvest Media having designed and built the complete production and broadcasting infrastructure for the Alarab News Channel.

Earlier this year, Alarab News Channel announced a deal with Riyadh-based media company, DurAlpha Group, and has also signed a partnership agreement with Bloomberg to include Bloomberg-branded business reports in its daily coverage, as well as supporting five hours of financial and economic news programming throughout the day. Alarab has also recently appointed a number of well-known broadcast journalists from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and neighbouring countries to join its news programming team.

New Content Director to join Seven Media

Anthony Richardson has been confirmed as the new Content Director at Seven Media. The former Assistant News Editor for The National and most recently Bureau Chief at Bloomberg in Hong Kong, will commence his new role on November 3, 2013.

In addition to editing all English language output from the agency including press releases, collaterals and social media plans, Anthony will also oversee the corporate brochures division and the multimedia team. Anthony will work closely with Janty Nakhesh who heads up the Arabic team to ensure all content produced is of an exceptional standard.

“We’re very much looking forward to Anthony joining the Seven Media team,” says Gregg Fray, Co-Founder of Seven Media. “We are continually looking to strengthen our team and with a wealth of experience, we feel Anthony is the perfect candidate to ensure our content creation remains at the very best of standards as our company grows.”