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Sudan TV

 

 

Sudan TVSudan's national television station, Sudan TV , has been available via satellite since 1995. It broadcasts a variety of programming including news, cultural programs, entertainment, and sports. While Arabic is the main language of the station, Sudan TV also broadcasts some English programming as well as several shows in southern Sudanese languages.

 

The Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation, a governmental organization, is the country's only television broadcaster. It supervises and monitors all programming, and requires news broadcasts to reflect official government policies. A censor is present at Sudan TV's offices to ensure that their broadcasts are aligned with government views.


Sudan TV
P.O. Box 1094
Omdurman, Sudan
E-mail: info@sudantv.tv


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:


QUICK FACTS:

Population:
 38,114,160
  
Total Area:
 2,505,810 sq km
 slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US
  
Government Type:
 Authoritarian regime - ruling military junta took power in 1989
  
Currency:
 Sudanese dinar (SDD)
  
Religions:
 Sunni Muslim 70% (in north)
 Indigenous beliefs 25%
 Christian 5%
 
Languages:
 Arabic (official)
 Nubian
 Ta Bedawie
 Diverse dialects of Nilotic
 Nilo-Hamitic
 Sudanic languages
 English
  
Legal System:
 Based on English common law and Islamic law
  
Suffrage:
 17 years of age; universal