The channel also claimed that its US Elections coverage received more than 155m views across its various digital platforms.
Sky News Arabia has revealed that the channel hosted 492 prominent experts and observers during its special US Elections coverage, the highest number of interviewees amongst Arab news channels. Sky News Arabia’s special US Presidential Elections coverage began on October 25 and ended on November 10.
The high-profile guests included senior Democratic and Republican party members, former Foreign Ministers as well as senior executives from American Think Tanks and Poling/voting Centers.
Sky News Arabia utilised virtual and augmented reality technologies at its Abu Dhabi studios to bring audiences a rich visual experience. The VR set also brought audiences to the White House backyard and reported on election results with real-time data integrated 3D visuals. Augmented data integrated elements such as state maps and bar graphics among others.
The technology-driven approach resulted in Sky News Arabia’s US Elections coverage receiving more than 155m views across its various digital platforms.
Over the course of five days, starting on November 3 at 8 am (Abu Dhabi time) and ending on November 8 at 12 pm (Abu Dhabi time), Sky News Arabia broadcast non-stop insights, interviews, analysis and reports from American cities for the region.