World’s first global maritime TV channel to launch in May
Monday, February 26th, 2007

The wor’d’s first global maritime TV channel, MarineBiz TV, an initiative of Dubai-based marine design firm Aries, will broadcast from May 1 and will be accessible on DTH and worldwide networks, with a Web launch slated for March 1. It will cover Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia in phase 1 and its footprint will extend to the rest of the world by August.

“MarineBiz TV will become the single point of contact for all marine activities and information and also aims to propagate and help create a safe Maritime World,” Aries group CEO Sohan Roy said from Sharjah. We aim to provide a service that is relevant, entertaining, informative and responsive to needs and opinions of the marine community”.

Sohan said with the Web they aim to reach one-million decision makers in the area and the programmes will be interactive, with discussions, newsletters, on-line shopping facilities, and information on maritime events, and marine institutions.

“The ambitious channel has indented for programming and is eager to outsource its content,” Roy said. “It intends to be multilingual, and programmes will be telecast in eight international languages with autolingual lapping,” he said. “We hope to be really established in two years,” he added.

The Aries group has offices in Dubai and Sharjah and includes Aries Naval Architects and Marine Surveyors group, Aries Marine LLC in Dubai and Aries Tourism in Kochi.

(Source: Marine Biz TV)