Earlier this year, CNN Arabic debuted a brand new, hi-tech studio in Dubai, and this week, CNN has also debuted a new studio in the UAE, in the Abu Dhabi bureau.
The network has completely reconfigured its studio, which is home to CNN’s flagship current affairs program, Connect the World with Becky Anderson. The facility now features the very latest HD broadcasting equipment and a re-imagined space that opens up a range of new possibilities for news, programming and community initiatives, CNN touts.
Becky Anderson, Managing Editor and Anchor at CNN Abu Dhabi, said in a statement, “There are two parts to this project: we’ve integrated the latest HD cameras and equipment, touchscreens, lighting and a quite stunning LED wall into the main studio space, which create a completely fresh look and feel on air. On top of that, we’ve reconfigured our rooftop space, giving us new scope for our show teams to get creative. The overall result is a versatile, hi-tech hub that is the perfect base for our Middle Eastern operation.”
Rani Raad, President, CNNI Commercial, said: “Since we opened this facility in 2009 we have seen Abu Dhabi grow in importance, and we have grown with it. This new investment in Abu Dhabi underlines CNN’s commitment to what has become a truly global hub for culture and business. This bureau is part of that story, and I’m immensely proud of our partnership with twofour54 and grateful to the many people in Abu Dhabi who have played a part in its success.”