Sky News Arabia, has announced a special line-up of shows across all of its TV, radio and digital platforms for the month of Ramadan.
More culture, heritage and history topics will feature across the channel along with the launch of a new live morning show on Sky News Arabia radio and a special series of digital-only programming.
Commenting on the special programming, Hani Abu Ayyash, Head of News, Sky News Arabia, said: “Our exciting line-up of special Ramadan features across Sky News Arabia platforms will celebrate the Holy Month and are designed specifically to appeal to audiences looking to embrace the community spirit during this important time”.
“With more current affairs, lifestyle and heritage topics featuring across all channels, our Ramadan coverage will reflect our commitment to high-quality news output and in-depth reporting that is relevant to your life and the issues you care about most. At Sky News Arabia we are raising the game for news broadcasters in the region, with new ways of showcasing our content and stories that ensure we continue to appeal to our audiences in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as having a global outlook,” he added.
Ramadan Allayla will lead the TV schedule seven days a week at 1 am (UAE) and 12 pm (KSA) with Sky News Arabia presenters Nancy Tabet and Hani Ziade. Featuring various segments, the program will cover different cities and how they celebrate the Holy Month, recipes, top Ramadan hashtags, fashion and celebrity news. Cooking segment Ramadan Table will feature some of the most famous Ramadan recipes from around the world during the program.
Sky News Arabia will also go behind the scenes from the sets of some Arabic TV dramas with Lana Al Jundi in Kawalis Ramadan series at 8.30pm (UAE) and 7.30pm (KSA).
New digital programs will feature across Sky News Arabia’s online platforms led by a weekly program, along with a short series that examines ways to stay healthy during Ramadan, and how the holy month is being observed around the world.
For the first time this Ramadan, Sky News Arabia radio has introduced a new interactive show, along with a new live morning show covering business, sport, and social media updates.
During Ramadan, Sky News Arabia will also host a range of events at its Headquarters in Abu Dhabi including a special suhoor with sporting legends amongst other high-profile guests. Other events include a Majlis with media to discuss the changing nature of the industry as well as panel debates with social media influencers tackling their role in content creation in this increasingly digital world.