Sky News Arabia in cooperation deal with Voice of Lebanon
Rebecca Hawkes | 05-09-2013
UAE-based TV broadcaster Sky News Arabia has teamed up with the Voice of Lebanon radio station to share expertise and reports.
Both outlets will provide their audiences with "value-added news material" thanks to the "combined effort of their teams," said Sam Mnassa, head of the board of directors, Voice of Lebanon.
"The radio station will benefit from six additional news briefs and a broader coverage of regional and international issues. It will also benefit from direct news coverage from the large network of Sky News reporters," Mnassa is quoted as saying in Lebanon's Daily Star.
Voice of Lebanon will also reach an additional, international audience through the cooperation agreement, he added.
Sky News Arabia is available on free-to-air satellite on transponder 15 of Arabsat Badr 4, transponder 14 on Nilesat 201, and online. It can also be watched on IPTV in the UAE on either Etisalat's eLife service or Du TV, or the OSN pay-TV platform across the Arab world.
A 50:50 joint venture between the UK's BSkyB and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed's Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation (ADMIC), the channel has been broadcasting rolling news in Arabic since May 2012.