Alarab to launch in Feb 2015

Bahrain-based 24-hour Arabic-language news channel, Alarab, will be launched on February 1, 2015, with “a completely new style of news programming in the Middle East and beyond”, announced Saudi billionaire businessman, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

“Alarab will break the mould of news presentation, becoming a platform for transparent presentation and discussion of the region’s most intractable issues,” company’s statement read.

The Arabic satellite news channel, targets Arabic-speaking viewers across the Arab world and is pitted against other news services including Sky News Arabia, France 24 in Arabic and the BBC’s Arabic service.

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