Al Arabiya re-launches Al Hadath channel

Rebecca Hawkes | 11-02-2014

The MBC-run Al Arabiya Arabic news channel has re-launched its sister channel Al Hadath to enhance the 24-hour TV coverage of politics across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

"Al Hadath is a new news service, which focuses entirely on news, without recorded programming," said Dr Nabil Khatib, executive editor, Al Arabiya News Channel.

"There will be no sports or business news; it will specifically cover the heated political events in the Arab region," he added.

Al Hadath will feature live news bulletins, as well as political discussion and indepth coverage. In addition, its social media presence has also been enhanced through the launch of a new website, said the Dubai-based broadcaster.