Bahrain suspends broadcast of Alarab news channel

Bahrain’s government has suspended the broadcast of the recently launched Alarab news channel, citing non-compliance with broadcast regulations. In a statement, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) said that the channel had failed to match regional and international standards related to “stemming the tide of extremism and terrorism throughout the region and the wider world.” It also […]

Alarab News Channel goes live

The Bahrain-based Alarab News Channel went live yesterday, broadcasting 24-hours a day across the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab-language news channel, which is backed by billionaire businessman and member of the Saudi royal family Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, claims it will provide an “objective, fresh and unbiased view of […]

Alarab TV taps Elemental

Alarab TV, the new Middle East news channel backed by Prince Alwaleed bin Talalm has chosen Elemental to deliver technology to support its live linear and multiscreen offerings.  The Bahrain-based channel, for which Bloomberg is supplying a programming block, will deliver a mix of news programming as well as regular news roundups and travel content. […]