David Clark is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in media technology. He joined Sky News Arabia in March 2019 as its Chief Technology Officer leading both the technology and operations teams with the aim of leveraging the latest innovative technologies to deliver live and engaging news content. In this time, Sky News Arabia launched a significant studio expansion adding both augmented reality and virtual reality sets to their daily lineup. The expansion also included the addition of a brand new wing that is now home to a 400 sqm studio, which boasts the UAE’s largest chromakey background at 15x11m making it one of the most advanced newsrooms in the region. David was also instrumental in the 2019 launch of all Sky News Arabia’s OTT products across major smart TV’s as well as Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Originally from Sydney where he worked for the free-to-air broadcaster Channel 7 as well as Sky News Australia, his journey also took him to Europe where he led Irdeto’s SaaS security services globally and worked with major OTT players across the globe.
From Europe he then relocated to Abu Dhabi to join Sky News Arabia.
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