HD News for the Gulf Region Rotana Group establishes 24/7 Arabic news channel


Alarab is a 24-hour news channel which will target Arabic-speaking viewers across the Arab world and beyond. The Alarab news channel is an independent venture from Kingdom Holding Company and the Rotana Group and is privately owned by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud. The aim of this project is to achieve the most advanced news television infrastructure in the Middle East and to efficiently deliver 24/7 news.

As leading systems integrator, our company group is responsible for designing and building the complete studio, production, broadcasting and transmission infrastructure. In order to ensure efficient production workflows, we integrated a centralised media asset management system across all areas of production, as well as HDTV playout for satellite, IPTV distribution as well as a VOD streaming system.

Technical Informations

Manama, Bahrain
06/2013 - 02/2015
Integrated Solutions (Extract) Manufacturer / Supplier
13 x HDC-1700//U Cameras incl. Robotic System Sony/ Vinten
MVS-7000 Switcher and VTRs Sony
Router, Multiviewer, Master Control and Glue Equipment Evertz
Interplay Media Asset Management System and AirSpeed Avid
ISIS 7500 Shared Storage System Avid
News Cutter and Media Composer, iNews Editorial System Avid
Pro Tools Audio Suites Avid
Broadcast Graphics Vizrt
Vantage for Transcoding Telestream
Skype Ingest Solution Vidigo
Central Storage Solution EMC
IPTV Solution, Never No and Elemental for OTT and Streaming Haivision
IRD System, Motorised Uplink and TVRO System Ericsson