Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Sky News Arabia today released the beta version of its upgraded website – www.skynewsarbia.com – following a qualitative enhancement in form, content and ease of use.

The new website features region and country-specific sections, as well as detailed current news reports, opinion editorials, images, and audio and video montages. The revamped portal features an interactive map that allows for greater ease of navigation and enables visitors to access latest news on preferred locations with greater ease.

Commenting on the channel’s initiative to upgrade its portal, Nart Bouran, Head of Sky News Arabia said: “The website is our primary platform for communicating and engaging with our audiences across the world. At Sky News Arabia, ensuring cutting-edge technology to reach the widest cross-section of audiences has been ourkey mandate since inception and helped set us apart since our inception. Our commitment to development and innovation in our content is the essence of our vision. With the new look, we expect to double the number ofwebsite visitors over the next few months.”

The new version of the Sky News Arabia website integrates several interactive features that offer it the flexibility to scale up or down to best suit the interface of devices used for browsing content – computers, tablet PCs, or smart phones. In addition, the audience can experience the contemporary look and feel of the new website in the full screen images and interactive videos.Browsers also have the option to watch full episodes of the network’s programs, check weather forecasts and temperatures across the globe at the click of a button.

Sports fans can enjoy a dedicated section of sports updates and experience interactivity like never before. The section will include four sections focused on football, tennis, basketball and Formula 1. Each section will have a detailed listing of the most important sporting events, news and results of live matches and comprehensive information on sports teams, leagues and players.