Sky News Arabia Contracts EVS to Deliver Core News Production Infrastructure


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Sky News Arabia Contracts EVS to Deliver Core News Production Infrastructure 

Amsterdam, IBC2011, 9 September 2011 – 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.

Sky NEWS Arabia

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.

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.

EVS presents its latest solutions and technology innovations in IBC Amsterdam, Hall 8, stand B90.



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EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. It sells its branded products in over 90 countries, and provides customer support globally.

For more information about this press release, please contact :

Sebastien VERLAINE
Marketing Manager EMEA
+32 4 361 5804

Marketing & Communications Director
+32 4 361 5810

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