Sky News Arabia, British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) first foreign-language news channel, has unveiled the names of its six news anchors.
The 24-hour Arabic channel, which is set to launch this spring, said it had hired a mix of well-known faces in addition to new talent and expected to make further announcements regarding new staff in the coming weeks.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be able to announce our first batch of presenters. Each one of our presenters brings a wealth of talent and experience, and we are excited to welcome them to the Sky News Arabia family, Nart Bouran, head of Sky News Arabia, said in a statement.
“These presenters will reinforce Sky News Arabia’s dynamic approach to delivering the best live coverage for news as it happens across the Middle East and North Africa and further afield,” he added.
The channel, a joint venture between BSkyB and Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp, said in September it had hired 70 staff and expected to hire a further 300 by the end of the year. The network also plans to offer a graduate internship scheme to local journalists.
Sky News Arabia will broadcast to an estimated 50 million households across the Middle East and North Africa.
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