OTV (Lebanese TV channel)

OTV (Arabic: أو تي في, launched in 2007[1]) is a publicly traded television station in Lebanon, connected to the Free Patriotic Movement political party (التيار اللوطني الحر).[2] It is nicknamed 'Orange TV' due to its orange logo, which has been linked with the FPM, whose logo is also orange.[3]

OTV
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CountryLebanon
Broadcast areaLebanon; also available in the Arab World, Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia
Programming
Language(s)Arabic, French, Armenian
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerOTV Holding
History
LaunchedMay 2007 (television network)
Links
WebsiteOTV website

LaunchingEdit

OTV began broadcasting on 20 July 2007[1] on the Arabsat satellite, on the 11823 MHz frequency, but launched officially in 2008 after a testing period of almost six months. OTV now covers the world through different broadcasting channels for European Union, Canada, United States, Australia, and the Arab World.

In addition, www.otv.com.lb offers live streaming coverage on the internet. The OTV main news bulletin is also broadcast on Sawt Al Mada Radio (92.5 & 92.7 MHz).

OTV targets all Lebanese in particular and Arabs in general. Creates an interactive link between the Lebanese residents in Lebanon and the Lebanese Diaspora throughout the world. OTV is one of the first TV stations in the region to adopt a strong social Media presence, its Facebook Page was founded on April 12, 2008. OTV also has a large following on YouTube and Twitter.

Live Streaming is available in the Mobile App on Both Android and iOS.

Corporate structureEdit

Al Lubnaniah Lil I'Lam SAL is the Lebanese joint stock company titular of the OTV television broadcasting license granted by the Lebanese Council of Ministers on 22 June 2006. OTV (Holding) SAL is a recently incorporated investment company; its purpose is to set up, develop, promote, equip, manage, support and/or finance specialized affiliate entities operating in related fields while relying on a strategic alliance with OTV as its main media arm.

News BulletinsEdit

  • In Arabic: 07:00 - 14:15 - 19:45 (main bulletin) - 23.30
  • In Armenian: 16:30

Programs[4]Edit

  • Next (daily variety show)
  • بالمباشر (weekly political talk show)
  • Agenda اليوم (Daily early morning show)
  • Kazadoo (Kid's show)
  • يوم جديد (Daily morning show)
  • حوار أليوم (Daily political talk show)
  • ضروري نحكي We need to talk (Weekly social political show)
  • LOL (Entertainment show)
  • Min La Min (Entertainment show)
  • الحق يقال-ماغي فرح (Political talk show)
  • Reflex (Social talk show)
  • OVRIRA (Comedy show)
  • Beirut عيش (Variety show)
  • Made in Paris (Variety show)
  • Khod Khbaron Men Neswenon (Entertainment show)
  • Khabar aw Khabrieh (News show)
  • فكّر مرّتين (Political /social talk show)
  • Wayn Saro (Documentaries)
  • Fi al Tafassil (Political/social talk Show)
  • No'ta Fassleh (Cultural/social talk Show)
  • Meen Lameen (Social/game Show)
  • Tleteen layle w layle (Ramadan Variety Show)
  • O Cinema (Cinema news)
  • O sport (Sport news)
  • Todd w Aya (Animated show for kids)
  • Fish khel2ak (Daily social show)
  • Puzzle (Game show)
  • Be Lebnan (Game show)
  • فكرة عالنار (Ramadan cooking show)
  • شو بتتوقع؟ (Predictions with Mike Feghaly)
  • مقلب مرتّب (Ramadan comedy show)
  • عشرة بعد النشرة (Daily political/comedy show)
  • Les Aventures de Jad et Nour (Kids)
  • Very Very Chatoura (Ramadan cooking show)
  • Boukra Elna (Social/educational show)
  • الحياة أقوى (Ramadan social show)
  • Mina al Chaeeb (Reports)
  • الصليب الأحمر 140 (Reality/social show)
  • إيمانك خلصك (Social/religious show)
  • أنوار رمضان (Social/religious show)
  • La2La2a (Talk show)
  • Oof (Lebanese Zajal show)
  • جايين نجرّبكن (Cooking/ Reality show)
  • Abou el Abed & Co (Comedy show)
  • MicroScoop (Entertainment news show)
  • Laouna al Seha (Game show)
  • Face e Profile (Entertainment news show)
  • بين السطور (Political talk show)
  • عنار لطيفه (Daily Cooking show)
  • حديث أخر (Talk show)
  • Paris je T'M (Entertainment, lifestyle, Fashion show)
  • ليلة من العمر (Lifestyle, Fashion show)
  • Look Jdeed (Entertainment, lifestyle, Fashion show)
  • كلام هونيك ناس (Comedy talk show)
  • What's up (Lifestyle)
  • جيل الإنجيل (Social/religion), presented by Father Joseph Soueid

Satellite frequenciesEdit

  • Arab World, Europe, Africa: OTV is Available on: Arabsat Badr 4 Frequency:11977 MHz Vertical, Symbol rate: 27500
  • North America: USA: OTV is Available on Dish Network:To Subscribe call 1-888-458-1278, Canada: OTV is Available on Mysatgo
  • Australia: OTV is Available on:Intelsat 8 12646 MHz vertical Orbital Position: 166 East Transporter: 22 Frequency: 12646 MHz Polarisation: Vertical To subscribe visit www.mysat.tv or call 1800 700 506.
  • France: OTV is available on Free, Orange, Bouygues Télécom, Virgin and SFR. The channel is still included in the "Bouquet Libanais" www.bouquet-liban.tv
  • UK: OTV is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Now TV Box and Online TV portal. The channel is included in Arabia One
  • Sweden:OTV is available as part of Arabic bouquet on Zone TV
  • Lebanon:OTV terrestrial digital transmission is available through: Cablevision, Econet, and CityTV

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "OTV goes on air, vowing to deliver 'objective' news | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Future Movement, FPM in new war of words over OTV news bulletin | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  3. ^ "OTV goes on air, vowing to deliver 'objective' news". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  4. ^ "OTV Lebanon - otv.com.lb". www.otv.com.lb. Archived from the original on 27 July 2017.

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