Sky News Arabia Added to European News Exchange


LUXEMBOURG: Sky News Arabia, a joint venture between BSkyB and the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, has joined the European News Exchange (Enex), a leading provider of news footage across Europe.

Sky News Arabia, which launched in May 2012, has been providing news material into the Enex since July 1, in return for access to footage from other channel partners. Enex allows for members to share news materials and broadcasting services. Members include RTL Television from Germany, M6 in France, RTL Klub in Hungary, Sky News from the U.K., CBS from the U.S., TBS from Japan and many other international partners.

“On behalf of all Enex members, I extend a warm welcome to our colleagues from Sky News Arabia,” said Henning Tewes, the managing director of Enex. “The Arab world is one of the hot spots for News in the world and we are delighted that we now have a partner there who can cover events quickly and reliably, for the benefit of the entire Enex network.

Nart Bouran, the head of Sky News Arabia, added: “The past 18 months have been a real challenge—not just because of the Arab Spring and political developments in the region, but also for us here at Sky News Arabia. We have built the channel from scratch. Our aim is to change the way news is gathered and reported across the Arab world. I am very pleased that we can now join an organization as vibrant and competent as Enex.