2M (TV channel)

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2M TV is a Moroccan free-to-air television network. It was established by the royal-owned conglomerate, ONA, before being partly sold to the Moroccan state. 20.7% of 2M is owned by Mohammed VI's holding company SNI.[1] While approximately 60% is controlled by the Moroccan state.

2M TV
2M TV logo.png
CountryMorocco
Broadcast areaMorocco, Europe (through 2M Monde)
Slogan2M, nous rassemble ("2M brings us together")
HeadquartersAïn Sebaâ, Casablanca, Morocco
Programming
Language(s)Arabic, French, Tamazight
Picture format576i (SDTV)
History
LaunchedMarch 4, 1984 (1984-03-04)
Links
Websitewww.2m.ma/ar/
Availability
Terrestrial
DTT (Morocco)Channel 2 (SD)
Cable
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 77
Satellite
Eutelsat 7 West A11475 V, SR: 27500, FEC: 3/4 (SD)
Nilesat 20112015 V, SR: 27500, FEC: 5/6 (SD)
Badr-512300 H, SR: 27500, FEC: 5/6 (SD)
Hot Bird12475 H, SR: 29900, FEC: 3/4 (SD)
Eutelsat 21B11615 V, SR: 27500, FEC: 3/4 (SD)
Arabsat-5A12535 H, SR: 2960, FEC: 7/8 (SD)
Eutelsat 3B11655 H, SR: 4444, FEC: 3/4 (SD)
12550 H, SR: 4444, FEC: 3/4 (SD)
Galaxy 1911900 V, SR: 22000 FEC: 3/4 (SD)
Streaming media
CASSETTE Audio Video VisualCD-VCD
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

It is based in Casablanca. It is available free of charge locally on digital signal with coverage over all Morocco and on satellite television via Globecast, Nilesat and Arabsat.

2M offers services in Arabic, French, and Berber.

BackgroundEdit

2M was set up as a second national television channel with the aim of promoting competition and diversity in Moroccan audio-visual broadcasting.

2M started its programmes officially on March 4, 1989. It used to be a cable channel broadcasting uncoded twice a day. After 7 years of activity, SOREAD (ONA group), the major shareholder, withdrew from the management of this TV channel due to financial reasons. The Moroccan state took over the control of 2M with a participation of 68% in its capital. This takeover was supported by a major effort to develop the audio-visual sector.

Radio 2M is the companion radio channel to 2M, presenting music, news, and information directly from Morocco in Arabic and French.

ContentEdit

2M challenged taboos by debating controversial issues and established a reputation for itself as a symbol of freedom of speech in Morocco. The channel regularly broadcasts news, films, sports and music. It is now a government-controlled public TV station and has close under-the-table ties with influential parts of the Moroccan political power structure (the Makhzen). 2M has been used by the government as an indirect means to attack independent newspapers such as Le Journal.

2M has two different channels, a local analog channel and a satellite channel whose name is (since 2007) 2M Monde, which means 2M World. Both local and satellite/world versions of 2M have the same shows but are aired at different times. 2M Monde does not broadcast Hollywood movies and American TV shows because it only buys their broadcasting rights for within Morocco.

On November 23, the TV channel aired in its morning show "Sabahiyat" a segment on how to cover beaten bruises with make up on the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women. Moroccan TV has apologized on Monday for airing the segment.[2]

2M in figuresEdit

  • Personnel: 500 persons, including 30% executives;
  • Coverage: 80% of the population;
  • Capital: 302,371,500 Moroccan dirham (27,008,467 / £18,228,395 / US$36,750,427), including 68% owned by the state and 20.7% owned by Mohammed VI's holding SNI.

Foreign seriesEdit

List of American and European TV shows broadcast by the local version of 2M (which may change time by time):

American TV shows and Hollywood movies are imported from France with French dubbing. Some Mexican TV shows are dubbed locally in Moroccan Arabic.

Besides American TV shows, 2M TV also airs a few Turkish shows dubbed in Arabic. 2M TV's children's programming schedule also includes foreign TV shows, such as Célestin, Braceface Oggy and the Cockroaches' and 1001 Nights

List of other TV programmesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Societe Nationale d'Investissement : Etats Financiers Sociaux" (PDF). Cdvm.gov.ma. 31 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
  2. ^ "Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for women to hide spousal abuse".
  3. ^ https://2m.ma/ar/sur-la-2/20170130-%D8%AA%D8%B7%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%AC-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%B5%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B9/
  4. ^ https://2m.ma/ar/news/%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D9%81%D9%82%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B2%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF%D9%85%D8%A7-%D9%83%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%BA-160%D9%83%D9%84%D8%BA-%D8%B1%D9%81%D9%82%D8%A9-%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%85-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%AC-%D8%B5%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B9-20200202/

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