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Al Ekhbariya
For other uses, see Al Ekhbariya (disambiguation).
Al Ekhbariya (Arabic: الإخبارية) is an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Al Ekhbariya
CountrySaudi Arabia
Broadcast areaSaudi Arabia
Arab World
Worldwide
NetworkSaudi TV
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Programming
Picture format
Ownership
OwnerSaudi Broadcasting Authority
Sister channelsAl Saudiya
Faaliat
SBC
KSA SPORTS
Quran TV
Sunna TV
History
Launched11 January 2004; 17 years ago
Links
Website
alekhbariya.net
Availability
Satellite
Arabsat12149 H / 27500 / 5/6
Nilesat12284 V / 27500 / 5/6
History
Launched on 11 January 2004,[1] its aim according to its director was to present "a new image of the Gulf Arab state" to the wider region and the world. After the hiring of several Saudi women, its first bulletin was read by the kingdom's first female news presenter Buthaina Al-Nassr.[2] Correspondents are based across the Middle East, Europe and America to provide coverage of news stories from around the world.
The channel, like its main competitor Al Jazeera, is owned by its government and run by the Ministry of Media, along with other channels that are part of the Saudi Television network. The station is transmitted to the Middle East and the Arabic speaking world from the Badr 4 satellite at an orbital position of 26.0° East.
References
  1. ^ Sakr, Naomi (2008). "Women and Media in Saudi Arabia: Rhetoric, Reductionism and Realities". British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 35 (3): 385–404. doi​:​10.1080/13530190802525197​.
  2. ^ Saudi TV news channel goes on air BBC 12 January 2004
External links
Saudi Arabia portal
Last edited on 11 October 2020, at 04:57
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