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Bloomberg Going ‘Inside the Kingdom’

Bloomberg TV will televise a one-hour special at 6 PM this evening on Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a Middle East media mogul and the largest investor in News Corp. not named Murdoch.

Erik Schatzker will host the program.

Al-Waleed talks to Bloomberg about his future plans for his media company Rotana, as well as his desire to launch an Arabic news channel to compete with Al Zazeera and Al Arabiya.

As one might imagine, Al-Waleed’s life is quite unlike most people’s, and the special will follow him to his desert camp, where he ”makes deals surrounded by falcons, camels and satellite hook-ups.”

It will also have “exclusive footage of the Prince praying, bicycle-riding on the streets of Riyadh, practicing archery and other sports as well as hosting Saudi citizens at his desert camp for majlis.”

More information, after the jump.

BLOOMBERG TELEVISION PRESENTS “INSIDE THE KINGDOM”: AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL

One-Hour Special Featuring Behind-the-Scenes Access to the Saudi Billionaire & Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC)

This Friday, December 17th at 6:00 PM/ET in the U.S., and airing worldwide on Bloomberg Television in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Bloomberg presents the one-hour special, “Inside the Kingdom,” reported by award-winning TV anchor Erik Schatzker.

“Inside the Kingdom” takes viewers to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where earlier this year Bloomberg Television was granted unprecedented access to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s 371-room private palace, his desert camp as well as the inner workings of Kingdom Holding Company. Bloomberg Television also exclusively follows Prince Alwaleed to London to tour renovations at the Savoy Hotel, one of the KHC’s major investments in the United Kingdom, as well as the opening ceremony for the hotel in November 2010.

Watch “Inside the Kingdom” to see:

Exclusive interview with Alwaleed’s wife Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, vice chairwoman of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s exclusive insights on the media space, including his future plans for Rotana Holding and his desire to fund an all-Arabic news channel to compete with Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera
Alwaleed’s thoughts on women in Saudi society and the Prince’s efforts to pave the way for female employees at Kingdom Holdings
Exclusive footage of Schatzker’s visit to the Prince’s desert camp where Alwaleed makes deals surrounded by falcons, camels and satellite hook-ups
Exclusive footage of the Prince praying, bicycle-riding on the streets of Riyadh, practicing archery and other sports as well as hosting Saudi citizens at his desert camp for majlis
Alwaleed on KHC’s business stakes in Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and whether KHC has plans to take the Four Seasons public

“Inside the Kingdom” will re-air in the U.S. on Saturday, 12/18 and Sunday, 12/19 at 12:00 pm/ET and 5:00 pm/ET.

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