About Sky News

International. Impartial.

Sky News is an unrivalled, world class breaking news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting.

As the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms - TV, mobile, online, social, connected TV, radio and iPad.

Launched in 1989, Sky News has a staff of 450 - most based at its headquarters in London. It also has bureaux in many of the world's most important cities including Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Jerusalem, Cairo, Brussels and Johannesburg.

This, along with alliances with major broadcasters around the world, ensures that the services covers breaking news whenever – and wherever – it happens

Sky News Arabia is a joint venture between Admic, the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, and Sky. The 24-hour Arabic language news channel broadcasts from studios in Abu Dhabi.

The Sky News Arabic website covers breaking news and publishes news stories, picture galleries and videos in Arabic, produced by a dedicated team of multimedia journalists backed by a network of correspondents across the Middle East, North Africa and around the world. There are also news apps available for the iPad, the iPhone and other mobile devices.

  • Sky News was launched in 1989.
  • It reaches 102 million homes worldwide in 127 countries
  • It has 450 staff and 18 overseas bureaux (including Sky News Arabia).