x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Sky News Arabia to air UK football highlights

Football fans can now catch highlights of their favourite Premier League teams on the newly launched Sky News Arabia channel.

ABU DHABI // Football fans can now catch highlights of their favourite Premier League teams on the newly launched Sky News Arabia channel.

As part of a deal with Abu Dhabi Media Company, which owns the exclusive broadcast rights to the league in the Middle East and is the owner of The National, the news channel will show clips from the latest matches and preview upcoming games.

Sky News Arabia, based in the capital, will also broadcast highlights as part of its sports news bulletins, two hours after each match "with Pre- and post-match and half-time footage available in real time".

The Premier League content will also be available on mobile devices and on the Sky News Arabia website.

"Sports – and football in particular – is huge in the Arab world, so it was crucial for Sky News Arabia to have a strong line-up," said Nart Bouran, director of the channel. "With the sports team in place, with the Barclays Premier League agreement and with the ability to broadcast on multiple platforms from day one, I can confidently say that we have an unparalleled offering that I'm sure our viewers will enjoy."

Sky News Arabia will show the final match of the Premier League season from Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday.

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