A general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's pan-Arab news channel will finally take to the airwaves early next year.Officials for the channel, dubbed Alarab, said Monday it would begin broadcasting on Feb. 1 from its base in the Bahraini capital, Manama.Bloomberg LP has a deal to provide business news content for Alarab, which could put the new channel in competition with Dubai-based business news channel CNBC Arabiya as well.Khashoggi said the channel would focus only on Arabic content, and has no plans to follow Al-Jazeera in launching an English-language channel.
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