Barco’s brightness champion provides a crystal-bright view on the Arab world news

"Create an impartial and independent breaking news channel for the Arab world across multiple platforms," that was the vision behind Sky News Arabia, the Arabic TV news station that kicked off on 6 May 2012. Some 400 journalists, reporters, presenters, producers and broadcast technicians work on the channel, covering politics, economics, business, sport, lifestyle, technology and cultural news.

Besides choosing the very best professionals to work with, the initiators behind Sky News Arabia - private investment company Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC) and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) - also invested in cutting-edge technology to make their channel a success.

UK-based audiovisual expert Shooting Partners was called in to choose the best technology display and install it at the Sky News Arabia studio in Abu Dhabi. After numerous in-depth studio technology assessments, Barco’s OverView OVL-708 video wall was chosen. The video wall ensures a high level of redundancy, maintenance-free operation and the brightest LED-lit projection available on the market, making it the perfect choice for a 21st-century news studio.