AL Publishing launches online video channel

Dubai-based Arabic publishing company, AL Publishing has launched new online video channel, is an online portal that aims to enhance Arabic digital content by focusing on video coverage of news and events across various fields including business, technology, travel, hospitality, culture and arts across the GCC region. The new channel will also feature social responsibility initiatives and activities by non-profit organisations as well as exclusive interviews with top CEO’s across the region, technical reviews of several high-profile products and other cultural and social video reports.

“The success we have achieved in our first year affirms the vitality of the new publishing model we adopted, concentrating on B2B high quality Arabic content through six specialised portals and supported by a bilingual news wire platform,” says Ali Mohamad, CEO and Group Editor, AL Publishing. “AL Video is our eighth portal and the first of its kind in the region which reflects our commitment to high quality Arabic content.”

AL Publishing launches

Arabic content group AL Arabic has now split into AL Publishing and ALP Content Services DMCC, which will specialise in content creation and Arabic translation. Based in Marina Plaza Tower, Dubai, AL Publishing will initially focus on flagship title AL Business, as well as six other specialised publications; AL PressAL MedicineAL TechnologyAL StyleAL Travel and AL Culture. The seven publications and their online platforms will be managed by 12 people across the Middle East and the company will be headed up by Dr Ali Mohamad, who will also be Editor-in-Chief of AL Business.

“AL Publishing comes today to compliment the efforts AL Arabic has offered the Arabic content industry over the past three years,” says Dr Ali. “We wanted to have our unique markup in the market, via focusing on specialised titles and high quality Arabic content, as evident by selecting the Arabic definite article AL as our umbrella brand. Our launching portfolio includes seven titles, with three more and a print flagship in the pipeline. Our goal will always be to offer Arabic readers high quality content and purposeful information or in other words, to be faithful to what journalism truly is.”