As its name suggests, Orient News is a non-stop news channel that offers coverage of current affairs in the Middle East and Near East regions. Ghassan Aboud, the channel’s owner, justifies the relevance of this channel by the absence of satellite channels specializing in the Syrian audiovisual landscape. The programmes on Orient News are broadcast non-stop in the Arabic and Kurdish languages. Current affairs and news dominating the Syrian scene take up an important place in the programme order. However, this television channel equally incorporates major news stories from the Arab world as well as from the rest of the world. In a context ridden with diverse conflict, Orient News relies on a team of war reporters and correspondents. These journalists are present at the front line of conflicts and relay updates back to the channel, as and when they come in.
Orient News coordinates its teams from its studio headquarters in Dubai. The experienced journalists present news without the use of sensationalism. In this respect, the news is delivered to audiences in a impartial manner to enable viewers to form their own opinions. The channel is part of the Orient Media Network group and along with its continuous news bulletins, it also analyses current affairs in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Arab world in general. Topics covered include politics, sport and social, economic and cultural happenings. Reports are also broadcast on the daily lives of local communities.