Al Arabiya inaugurates Riyadh broadcast facility, newsroom
The project includes a complete gutting and rebuilding of the facility’s floor space with a fully integrated newsroom, studio and control room.
The Riyadh interior and studio follow the design vernacular introduced by Clickspring as part of the Dubai redesign with a variety of illuminated and LED-wrapped surfaces.
The main set features a large LED display with a tubular LED column, creating a distinctive centerpiece. From this column, distinctive black and white floor graphics tie multiple presentation areas together including the anchor desk and a separate area for analysis.
For the inaugural broadcast from the facility, Al Arabiya interviewed a variety of dignitaries and had live reports from around the capital. The broadcast also used the opportunity to showcase a variety of augmented reality elements in the studio, powered by Vizrt tools and Viz Engine 4 with camera tracking from Stype.
Virtual maps of Riyadh along with military statistics overlaid into the space via a virtual “window” placed over the real window into the production control room.
The control room features a Grass Valley switcher with prompting from Autoscript, studio peds from Vinten and six cameras from Sony, including a jib.
— العربية (@AlArabiya) December 15, 2021