This video footage captures the moment the news of Donald Trump’s presidential race victory broke on Al Arabiya’s massive augmented video wall, measuring a staggering 22,000 square feet. To gauge the sheer size of the projection, look at the people below who look as small as ants by comparison.
Al Arabiya News Channel used the most sophisticated, technical and visual coverage of the United States elections ever seen on an Arab news channel.
Headquartered in the Middle East Broadcast Channel’s (MBC) main building in Dubai, UAE, Al Arabiya’s coverage used the 30-meter-high building as a video wall, and the neighboring Media City lake will be transformed providing a birds eye view of a virtual White House.
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.