WATCH: Al Arabiya to show most visual US elections coverage
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Al Arabiya News Channel is preparing the most sophisticated, technical and visual coverage of the United States elections ever seen from an Arab news channel.
Headquartered in the Middle East Broadcast Channel’s main building in Dubai, UAE, Al Arabiya plans on using the 30 meter building itself as a video wall, and the famous Media City lake will be transferred into a football game.
In addition, audience will follow the updates through the world’s largest live interactive map extending to 100000 sq ft.
Al Arabiya has partnered with a company to make use of the latest camera technologies in using the spider cameras normally used in live coverage in football stadiums.
“During the past elections, we made use of immersive graphics and live data but for the 2016 US Elections, we thought differently,” says Al Arabiya’s Senior Manager of on air graphics Fadi Radi.
“There are new technologies these days that have opened new horizons for us and we’ve been planning on how to execute this plan sin January he added.