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Sky News Arabia airs with EVS workflow


Sky News Arabia (SNA), the sister channel of Sky News in the Middle East and North Africa, was officially launched on 6 May 2012. The 24-hour service goes out in both SD and HD from a state-of-the-art production facility in Abu Dhabi. The channel is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation and BSkyB and is available on multiple viewing platforms, including tablets and smartphones. The channel is based in Abu Dhabi's twofour54 media zone and has a network of bureaux spanning across the MENA region, along with offices in London and Washington, DC. It also shares access to Sky News' wider international bureaux network.


With new installations, the biggest challenges often involve getting the newsroom to adopt and rely on the new workflow. Introducing the new EVS system required training for engineers and journalists to help them settle into the new environment.