The channel is transmitted via free to air satellite on Arabsat Badr 4, Nilesat 201, and via IPTV in the UAE. OSN will also carry Sky News Arabia via its satellite-based pay-TV platform across the Arab world. It is also available across multiple platforms, including smartphone, tablet and online.
Nart Bouran, head of Sky News Arabia invited viewers to tune from Sunday and see the new broadcaster shaping the future of Arab news: "The Sky News Arabia team have worked hard for nearly two years to create an independent, 24-hour, Arabic-language multi-media news platform. I am confident we will break new ground and set a new benchmark for news coverage in the Arab world.”
Sky News Arabia on air
Sky News Arabia, the new 24 hour Arabic language rolling news channel based in Abu Dhabi, began broadcasting on Sunday.
Dr Sultan Al Jaber, chairman of Sky News Arabia added: "Sky News Arabia will prove to be a truly unique experience for the new Arab generation – offering them the highest standards in technology, coupled with fresh original news from across the world."
"I believe that from tonight at 8:00pm viewers across the Middle East and North Africa will experience a new standard for consuming news in the region."
The channel, a 50:50 joint venture between the UK's BSkyB and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed's Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation (ADMIC), is based in Abu Dhabi's twofour54 media hub.