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ZenTV Reaches Out to Arab Youth

Just a few seconds before going on air, 26-year-old Cat-Ramsey Fayad scurried to the edge of the stage at Zen TV's sprawling TV studio in Beirut, Lebanon and sank cross-legged before one of the roving cameras on the set of DardaChat. The show, set in a mythical loft somewhere in …

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El Mehwar The Mercurial

The possibility of the privatization or de-monopolization of television in Egypt has been much debated as the country makes steady steps towards a market economy. The year 2002 saw a more liberal government policy, enabling private ownership of satellite television stations and thus exhibiting a new tolerance and accommodation of …

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ANN: Satellite on a Shoestring

In 2000, ANN (Arab News Network) correspondent in Cairo Ahmed Ezz Eldin was eager to attend the Sharm El Sheikh Peace Summit but his management did not assign him to cover the story because of financial constraints. Despite this, says Ezz Eldin, he insisted on going and paid for the …

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Orbit Announces New Channels and Services

Hamid Ouddane, Electronic Program Guide leader at Orbit's Broadcast Operations & Technology department in Rome, thinks the world of Orbit's new STBs and heralds a "new era" of interactive services. In recent press releases, Orbit Television & Radio Network, one of the main players in the Pay TV arena in …

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