A phone hacking scandal had compelled Ofcom, an independent regulator and competition authority in the UK, to carry out an investigation into the broadcaster BSkyB, a report has uncovered recently. Following the same, it has announced the company as fit and proper for a broadcasting license.
Abu Dhabi Media and BSkyB joint venture Sky News Arabia kicked off with 24-hour Arabic news channel.
Based in Abu Dhabi, Sky News Arabia will compete with Al-Jazeera and Dubai based Al-Arabiya.
Sky News Arabia Chairman Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber said that the region needs more coverage and with rising number of subscribers in the region, the timing to launch a new channel seems perfect.