The new portal will be the first and only Arabic business oriented video platform in the GCC region, catering exclusively to AL Publishing’s first hand video coverage of news and events in the fields of business, technology, travel and hospitality, culture and arts, and other domains. The platform will also dedicate a section for social responsibility initiatives and activities by non-profit organizations. The launching content available on the platform today includes exclusive interviews with Sony’s new Managing Director in the MENA region, LG’s regional Mobile Communications Director, CEO of Emirates NBD REIT, Founder and CEO of Mall for the World, Dyson’s Global Senior Engineer, Australia’s Genea Fertility Medical Director, Dubai Health Experience Consultant, Amanda Navai’s Creative Director, and many others. It also includes technical reviews of several high-profile products, and other cultural and social video reports.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Ali Mohamad, CEO and Group Editor at AL Publishing, said: “This launch was the next logical step in our expansion, and the perfect celebration of the company’s first anniversary. The success we have achieved in our first year affirms the vitality of the new publishing model we adopted, concentrating on B2B high quality Arabic content via six specialized portals, supported by a bilingual news wire platform. AL Video is our 8th portal, and the first of its kind in the region. It reflects our commitment to high quality Arabic content.”
The new platform publishes high quality 4K videos using YouTube as a back-end channel, and videos are either Arabic speaking or subtitled in Arabic. All videos enjoy adequate and concise descriptions, and are all linked on the company’s other platforms.