Al Araby (TV channel)

Al Araby (Arabic: العربي) is a general television network launched in January 2015. It broadcasts a variety of programs and news shows in Arabic, covering society, politics, entertainment and culture. The channel's headquarters are in London and the network has bureaus in several Arab and Western capitals, through 11 bureaus in the Middle East and worldwide.[2]

Al Araby TV
Alaraby TV Logo.png
LaunchedJanuary 2015
NetworkAl Araby
Picture formatHDTV
CountryLondon, UK
LanguageArabic
Broadcast areaMENA
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Websitealaraby.tv
Availability
Satellite
beIN NetworkChannel 240 [1]

Al Araby TV Mission and VisionEdit

 
Abbas Nasser, Director

The network says in its mission statement that it aims to "fulfil the Arab citizen's desire for content that engages them and capture the way they perceive themselves, their world and the future".[2] Al Araby TV is considered a platform for the Arab youth, and it aspires to be the voice of its young Arab viewers.

AlAraby TV is part of the Fadaat Media network, of which The New Arab is also a member.[3]

Al Araby aims to impact on Arab citizens, their views of themselves, the world and the future, and seeks to be the voice of Arab viewers everywhere. [4]

Oraganisation and StaffEdit

 
Al Araby TV News Room

Al Araby TV is already one of the largest TV networks in the region, TV production facilities in London - and has been built to compete with the Arab world's largest and most popular broadcasters. It is estimated that Alaraby TV is home to more than 400 media staff.[3]

The current director of the channel is the Lebanese journalist Abbas Nasser, who was a veteran senior reporter for Al Jazeera. In October 2016, Al Araby joined beIN Network but it is still a Free-to-Air TV channel. [5]

Popular ShowsEdit

Remix seriesEdit

In 2016, Hamza Namira launched the TV series Remix (in Arabic ريمكس) on Al Araby TV. The popular series filmed in a number of countries featured the relevance of the songs chosen from the various folkloric repertoire of a number of Arab countries, and the process through Namira's collaborations with a number of artists and musical groups in remixing. Each 30-minute episode would end with a special collaborative performance of the songs by Namira and an accompanying musical band or vocalists in a contemporary fashion. With the immense popularity of the initial 12-episode series, a new series was announced on the same channel that aired in 2017 and a further third series in 2018.

Tarab With Marwan KhouryEdit

Tarab With Marwan Khoury (in Arabic: طرب مع مروان الخوري‎) airs every Friday on Al Araby, where the host Marwan Khoury, Lebanese singer, writer, composer and music arranger, aims through this show to acquaint the young viewers of the channel with the Arab classics, and hosts in his show popular singers to relive the golden age of Arabic music.

Joe ShowEdit

Joe Show (in Arabic جو شو) is a popular talk show and political satire television program hosted by Egyptian comedian Youssef Hussien and it airs each Thursday on Al Araby TV. The show mainly tackles events and news from the Arab world in a comic and cynical manner. The television program sheds light on the media biases in the Arab world, and striking paradoxes in the rhetoric of politicians and their conflicting stances and opinions; and reintroduces them comically. The show consists of 4 segments; the first three cover current events in Egypt, the fourth looks at the rest of the Arab world.

Daily ProgramsEdit

  • Al Araby Today
  • Egypt Time
  • Al Araby Sports

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://bein.net/en/packages/.
  2. ^ a b "Security Verification | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com.
  3. ^ a b Arab, The New. "AlAraby TV bursts onto screens from new London home". alaraby.
  4. ^ http://alaraby.tv/AboutUs.
  5. ^ http://bein.net/en/frequencies/.

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