Alarab TV launches with Elemental28 October 2014
Alarab TV, a soon to launch Arabic-language news channel, has chosen Elemental video processing systems for its live linear and multiscreen TV service offerings. Based in Bahrain, the all-Arabic channel will include extensive news programming as well as regular news roundups and travel content. The channel’s also has a deal with Bloomberg enabling it to deliver the latest business news.
The Alarab TV broadcast workflow includes multiple Elemental Live encoders paired with Elemental Conductor management systems to ensure input failover. Active Elemental Live instances are used for processing live video source into H.264 streams for both linear television and multiscreen delivery to smartphones and tablets supporting the HLS protocol. Video streams also may be stored as archives for video on-demand retrieval and catch-up TV content. Elemental’s regional channel partner in Dubai, Qvest Media, designed and installed the broadcasting infrastructure.
“Image quality and high availability are both extremely important to us as we aim to offer the very best level of service possible to our end-viewers,” said Jamal Khashoggi, general manager at Alarab TV. “For these reasons, we chose software-based solutions from Elemental, which are able to meet our stringent demands for service quality.”
John Nemeth, VP of sales EMEA for Elemental, added: “We share Alarab TV’s strong dedication to quality, reliability and innovation. We are very pleased that Alarab TV has chosen our video processing and management software as they expand their services across the Middle East and around the world.”