Ramadan Al Kheir returns to Sky News Arabia

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The 24-hour Arabic news channel to broadcast humanitarian case studies along with health and entertainment segments to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 30 June 2013 –“Ramadan Al Kheir”, Sky News Arabia’s highly successful series focused on humanitarian cases from around the Arab world, will return to the 24-hour news channel’s line-up during the Holy Month of Ramadan this year. “Ramadan Al Kheir” will feature as part of a dedicated three-hour Ramadan news show that will air six days a week, Sunday to Friday, from 1am to 4am UAE time (8pm to midnight GMT).

Focusing on charity as one of the central pillars of Ramadan, “Ramadan Al Kheir” will once again put the spotlight on the human side of the challenges facing the Arab world today. The reports will focus on the lives of those in need with a new case presented each day. The “Ramadan Al Kheir” broadcasts will be complimented by a dedicated website, ramadan.skynewsarabia.com, which will feature additional information about each case including details about how viewers can contact and provide support to the individual cases should they wish to do so.

Arar Al Sharie, Head of Output at Sky News Arabia commented: “We are very proud to bring ‘Ramadan Al Kheir’ back for a second year. We highlighted XX cases last year, all of them in dire need of support, and thanks to the generosity of our viewers many of them were helped. I am confident that, in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, our viewers will once again step in to help the cases that we present.”

In addition to “Ramadan Al Kheir”, Sky News Arabia’s nightly programme will include a segment to educate audiences about ways of keeping healthy during Ramadan. Hosted by presenter Salam Al Feel, the segment will feature nutritionists and health experts who will provide tips and advice on eating right, exercising and staying healthy during the month.

As part of its entertainment segment hosted by Lana Al Joundey, Sky News Arabia will provide viewers with behind the scenes looks at some of the highly popular Arabic series that air throughout the month of Ramadan.

About Sky News Arabia
Sky News Arabia is a 24-hour, Arabic-language rolling news channel broadcasting in HD quality from Abu Dhabi. A joint venture between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation and the UK’s BSkyB, the channel offers fresh, fast and independent news across multiple media platforms including live streaming of its broadcast on the internet and via dedicated mobile applications. Sky News Arabia operates 16 bureaus in key cities across the region as well as international bureaus in London and Washington DC. The channel also draws upon sister channel Sky News’ global network of bureaus, ensuring comprehensive coverage of regional and international events.

Sky News Arabia broadcasts free-to-air on Nilesat 201, Transponder 14; Arabsat Badr 4, Transponder 15 and Hotbird (Eutelsat 13C, ex Hotbird9), Transponder 51. The channel is also available on OSN channel 122 in HD and 123 in SD, Etisalat eLife channel 236 in HD and 234 in SD, du channel 24 in HD and channel 25 in SD, Qtel Mozaic TV channel 105, STC Invision channel 119 and the Abu Dhabi TV Network.

Live streaming of the channel is available at www.skynewsarabia.com and www.livestation.com and on Sky News Arabia’s iPhone, iPad and Android tablet apps. The channel’s audio broadcast is available online and on mobile devices through TuneIn radio.

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