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Abu Dhabi

 

Abu Dhabi TV

 

Abu Dhabi TVAbu Dhabi TV is managed by the United Arab Emirates' largest media group, EmiratesMedia Inc. (EMI). EMI, the largest and most diversified media corporation in the Arab world, enjoys editorial and administrative independence while somewhat dependent on government funding through its attachment to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Information and Culture.

Launched in 2000, Abu Dhabi TV presents news programs every three hours. It produces nearly 90% of the programs that it broadcasts, including political, current affairs, cultural, entertainment, drama, and documentary features. Abu Dhabi TV is broadcast throughout the Middle East, North America, Europe, and will soon reach South America, and Australia.

Abu Dhabi, on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, is the federal capital and most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Contact:
adtv@emi.co.ae
Telephone: 011-4-971-2-4445-1111

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

QUICK FACTS:

Population:
 2,484,818
  
Total Area:
 82,880 sq km
 slightly smaller than Maine
  
Government Type:
 Federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates.
  
Currency:
 Emirati dirham (AED)
  
Religions:
 Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%)
 Christian, Hindu, and other 4%
  
Languages:
 Arabic (official)
 Persian
 English
 Hindi
 Urdu
  
Legal System:
 Federal court system introduced in 1971; all emirates have secular and Islamic law for civil, criminal, and high courts.
  
Suffrage:
 None