datamena to provide content facility to Sky News Arabia

Content management facility will improve security and connectivity for Sky News Arabia

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datamena to provide content facility to Sky News Arabia Jaishankar: Datamena will provide a solid connection between Sky News Arabia and its partners.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 6, 2014

News broadcaster Sky News Arabia has signed datamena to provide a content management facility, which will improve Sky's ability to deliver content to viewers.

Sky News Arabia's point of presence (PoP) will be connected directly to the Samacom Teleport and Sky News Arabia's international network. Within the datamena transit zone, Sky News Arabia will be able to connect directly to carriers and partners that add value to the business and enhance their capability to bring live breaking news to their viewers.

"Sky News Arabia will enjoy world class data centre and connectivity services from datamena as a result of our new partnership," said Mahesh Jaishankar, vice president - datamena. "datamena offers state of the art facilities that will provide Sky News Arabia with a solid connection directly to the partners and carriers that add value to their business."

"datamena's proposition will provide us with the level of security and connectivity we need to strengthen our news gathering capabilities," said Dominic Baillie, chief technical officer, Sky News Arabia. "Sky News Arabia is dedicated to delivering the best possible service to our viewers around the world and in partnering with datamena in this capacity we are reinforcing this commitment."

The deal was announced on the sidelines of Capacity Middle East, with the agreement signed by Hany Ali, executive vice president of Enterprise Marketing at du, and Nart Bouran, Head of Sky News Arabia in the presence of Mahesh Jaishankar - Vice President, datamena, among other senior officials.

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