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Egypt

NILE TV 

 
Nile TV

 

Nile TV is a state-owned Egyptian television satellite network which broadcasts from Cairo. Both Egyptian radio and TV are under the responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Media and are supervised by the Egyptian Radio and TV Union, headed by Nile TV founder, Hassan Hamid.
 
Launched in 1993, it is the first Egyptian television network to broadcast in Arabic, French, English and Hebrew. Nile TV International is broadcast on four satellites and therefore its transmission reaches the whole Arab world, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Their news reports are aired every hour and include local issues, economic development, and news from the region and around the world.  Nile TV also presents cultural, variety, sports and dramatic programs.

 

CONTACT:

Egyptian Radio & TV Union
P.O. Box 1186, Cairo
Tel: +20 (0)2 574 6881
Fax: +20 (0)2 578 9310
tvinfo@ertu.org
niletv@ertu.org



EGYPT SATTELITE CHANNEL


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ESC

 

Egypt Satellite Channel, ESC, began broadcasting on December 12th 1990.  The network broadcasts on nine satellites and therefore its transmission reaches viewers from around the globe. Many polls show that ESC is favored by most Egyptian and Arab viewers.

ESC airs around the clock and is unique in featuring a wide variety of programming that includes daily news, local issues, economic developments, political, educational and religious matters.

 

CONTACT:

Egyptian Radio & TV Union
P.O. Box 1186, Cairo
Tel: +20 (0)2 574 6881
Fax: +20 (0)2 578 9310
tvinfo@ertu.org
niletv@ertu.org


 

OTHER BROADCASTERS IN EGYPT: 

The state owns and operates most of Egypt’s broadcast media, but four private television stations are now on the air. Al-Mehwar, owned by a group of businessmen, has been operating since late 2001, while Dream 1 and Dream 2, owned by Egyptian tycoon Ahmed Bahgat, have been broadcasting since November 2001. Al-Mehwar, the only one to offer news segments, uses reports from state-owned TV stations. In the late 1990s, the government created a “media city” outside of Cairo where media outlets can rent facilities to produce commercial films, as well as news broadcasts and feeds.

 

 
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 
QUICK FACTS:

 

Population:

 80,335,036
  
Total Area:
 1,001,450 sq km
 slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
  
Government Type:
 Republic
  
Currency:
 Egyptian Pound (EGP)
  
Religions:
 Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%
 Coptic 9% and other Christian 1%
  
Languages:
 Arabic (official)
 English and French widely understood by educated classes
  
Legal System
 Based on English common law, Islamic law, and Napoleonic codes; judicial review by Supreme Court and Council of State
  
Suffrage
 18 years of age and compulsory