Sky News Arabia Contracts EVS to Deliver Core News Production Infrastructure

Sky News Arabia, a joint venture between British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) and Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation (ADMIC), has announced today that it has signed a contract with tapeless technology specialist EVS to provide a fully integrated news production solution for the launch of the new 24/7 Arabic news channel.

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Sky News Arabia and EVS is already working together to introduce the tapeless technology at Sky News Arabia’s studios, based at the twofour54 media zone in Abu Dhabi.

The project covers ingest, production and playout workflows, including on the fly timeline news editing, online storage and seamless integration with third-party systems (such as Avid’s iNews NRCS). In total 180 multimedia journalists will be working with the system to ensure world-class news coverage simultaneously catering television, internet and mobile phone audiences.

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Set to launch in 2012, Sky News Arabia will broadcast in high definition and free to air standard definition to over 50 million households across the Middle East and North Africa.

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