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.
|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|
|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|