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Thematic Channels’ Salvation

Two years ago, Nilesat was launched carrying a vast array of Egyptian and Arabic channels, promising to change the Arab media scene and reassert Egypt's role as the region's media leader. Among that array were the thematic channels, owned by the government's "public corporation" the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU), …

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ERTU, Investors at Odds Over Media Privatization

CAIRO, EGYPT, April 4, 2000 A new private satellite station to be located in Egypt's new Media Free Zone is being formed by a partnership of fifty local private investors, according to Abdel Rahman Hafez, Chairman of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU). The introduction of private channels is …

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