AlArab News Channel opts for BT for IT infrastructure
Rebecca Hawkes
| 03 October 2014
Bahrain-based AlArab has selected BT to provide the 24-hour Middle East news channel with a localised IT infrastructure to bring its 24-hour TV content to audiences across the Middle East.

The contract includes servers, local network and storage, unified communications with IP telephony and a complete network security solution for the Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud-owned satellite channel.

"As a new TV channel, we are committed to offer a broad news agenda covering a wide range of stories in depth, from the Gulf region and the rest of the world," said Jamal Khashoggi, editor-in-chief and general manager, AlArab News Channel. "This partnership with BT will allow us to complete our transformational IT infrastructure journey and make a full use of technology to help us expand our presence in the region and globally."

Wael El Kabbany, managing director, Middle East and North Africa, BT Global Services, added: "AlArab requires an IT infrastructure that is robust and able to grow as their business grows. Leveraging our global expertise in the media and broadcast field and mobilising our local teams of BT Advise specialists, we are aiming at delivering a secure, flexible, scalable, function rich and highly available environment that will allow them to use technology creatively and deliver great outcomes."