Broadcaster Asharq News sets All-IP media infrastructure

Asharq studio in Dubai

The All-IP of Asharq News infrastructure contains a hybrid architecture of virtualized on-premises systems and cloud applications for content aggregation, production, and distribution. It designed and built by systems architect Qvest Media.

With an end-to-end All-IP infrastructure, Asharq News benefits from lean operating processes as well as the high adaptability and scalability of its production platform. The 100 GBit/s-capable All-IP media infrastructure designed and implemented by Qvest Media supports the SMPTE ST 2110, NMOS IS-04, and IS-05 standards and offers sufficient bandwidth for a UHD/4K upgrade of the production infrastructure in the future. The audio-over-IP implementation supports IEEE, IETF, and AES67. Since the network consists of customary IT components, it forms the basis for both the redundant broadcast network design and the seamlessly integrated corporate IT network.

Omran Abdallah

«With Asharq News, we have launched one of the world’s most advanced live news platforms together with Qvest Media as our master systems integrator. The wide range in collaboration and news research allows us to report live and on the pulse of the action quickly», says Omran Abdallah, CTO of Asharq News.

«Asharq News incorporates our many years of experience in the future technologies of All-IP, cloud management, and smart news production,» says Philipp Glänzel, General Manager and CTO of Qvest Media Dubai.”

Philipp Glaenzel


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Qvest Media is a systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specializing in the television, media, and telecommunications industries. The company has locations in Cologne, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Madrid, Munich, London, Dubai, Zurich, and Singapore with a team of over 200 employees. With a spectrum of services consisting of consulting & development, systems integration, and service & support, Qvest Media offers 360° expertise in the design, development, implementation, and operational support of media technology infrastructures. Qvest Media is also one of the biggest suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting of events, sports, and entertainment.

Asharq News (Arabic: الشرق للأخبار) is a 24/7 multi-platform news service that brings content to users in the Arab world and internationally. It mostly covers regional and global economic affairs with extended coverage on the Asharq News TV channel and its digital platforms. It was launched by the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) on 11 November 2020 and is currently headed by its general manager, Nabeel Al-Khatib. Asharq News’ main headquarters is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.