EuroNews speaks new language

Launching Arabic-language channel

BRUSSELS -- EuroNews on Saturday will launch an Arabic-language version of its news channel.

The new service, inaugurated at the Arab World Institute in Paris, should build bridges with the estimated 10 million Arabic speakers and 20 million Muslims living in the EU, plus those on Europe's rim, EuroNews chairman and CEO Philippe Cayla said.

EuroNews, created in 1992 by the European Broadcasting Union, is distributed to 248 million households worldwide. The 24-hour news channel, available on satellite, cable and IPTV, relaunched last month with a slick visual identity.