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Yemen TV

 

 

Yemen TVThe government-owned Yemen Satellite Channel includes programs from Yemen's two terrestrial channels. Most of their programs are in Arabic, but they include a news broadcast in English. Yemen TV also presents dramas, documentaries, religious shows and a variety of public announcements, especially about health.

 

This pan-Arab channel focuses on reaching the Yemeni communities in Yemen, the Middle East and the rest of the world. The satellite programming, seen throughout the Middle East, parts of Europe, and in North America, is dedicated to showing programs that help Yemeni immigrants abroad to stay in touch with the heritage and culture of their homeland.

 

Between 1976 and 1990, television broadcasting in northern Yemen was the responsibility of the Yemeni Public Corporation for Radio and Television. A similar organization, the Radio and Television Authority, was established in the south in 1988. With the unification of Yemen, these were merged in 1990 to form the Public Corporation for Radio and Television, which operates under the wing of the Yemen Ministry of Information.


Yemen TV
PO Box 1140
Al-Guraf, Sanaa
Yemen
Telephone: +967 (0)1 332 001
Fax: +967 (0)1 332 0565

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

QUICK FACTS:

Population:
 19,349,881
  
Total Area:
 527,970 sq km
 slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming
  
Government Type:
 Republic
  
Currency:
 Yemeni rial (YER)
  
Religions:
 Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
 
Languages:
 Arabic
  
Legal System:
 Based on Islamic law, Turkish law, English common law, and local tribal customary law
  
Suffrage:
 18 years of age; universal