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|Nile TV International|
|Launched||31 October 1994|
|Owned by||Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
North Africa / Middle East
|11766 H / 27500 / 3/4|
|12520 V / 27500 / 3/4|
Nile TV International is a state-owned Egyptian television channel. It is the second Egyptian satellite television news network in Egypt, and the first Arab satellite channel to broadcast its programs in foreign languages: English, French, and Hebrew.
Nile TV International is broadcast on four satellites and, therefore, its transmission reaches the whole Arab World, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Moreover, it is also broadcast as a terrestrial channel on ultra high frequency.
Nile TV International sheds light on Egyptian and Arab cultural, tourist, economic and artistic issues, with strong emphasis on news which is given first priority. It also plays a very important role at the informative, cultural, artistic, economic and tourist levels.
The aims of Nile TV International are therefore to:
There used to be a two hour daily Hebrew service. The broadcast was viewable outside Egyptian borders from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cairo local time and which aimed to represent a pan-Arab view.
In Ramadan 2009, the channel embarked on a daily two-hour talk show which aired from downtown Azhar park. "Egyptian Nights" aired 30 episodes and included several high-profile guests and extensive reporting.
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