The Arab television channels now available in the United States can enhance the viewing pleasure of many Arab Americans. Keeping up with events in your home country is as easy as turning on the television. There are many channels available now from Directv and Dish Network. So for those who don’t know about them, I will list the Arabic channels here.
ABU DHABI is a general entertainment channel in Arabic that operates 24 hours a day and is considered one of the most respected channels in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi offers Arab Americans an interesting range of diverse programming including news, current affairs, movies, fashion, sports, and much more.
AL ARABIYA is a 24-hour pan-Arab news channel serving Arab audiences around the world. Al Arabiya’s news programming includes topics on politics, business, current affairs, finance and sports.
AL JAZEERA 24 hours a day and exclusively on DISH Network, Al Jazeera is the largest Arab news channel in the Middle East, offering news from around the world. Al Jazeera has a wide selection of uncensored political documentaries and talk shows.
AL ZIKR a family oriented radio channel offering 24 hours of cultural programming with a focus on history, language, habits and religion. The programming includes live talk shows that cover a variety of topics and events and Al Zikr covers valuable Arab cultural events from many places in the Arab world that unite Arab and Muslim immigrants to their homeland.
ART AMERICA offers a unique combination of Arabic and multilingual programming consisting of miniseries, dramas, movies, sports (live and recorded soccer events direct from the Middle East) and talk shows.
ART FILMS features Arabic programming from Egypt, Lebanon, and different regions of the Middle East. ART Movies offers new and classic movies, miniseries, dramas, and talk shows like “Sahraa.”
MUSICAL ART The radio channel consists of classical and modern Arabic music, talk shows and interviews with new and established artists from the Arabic music industry.
DANDANA TV is a 24-hour Arab music video channel broadcast from the US Through its fashion shows, music videos and coverage of major Arab-American events, Dandana TV is the face of pop culture in the industry. DISH Network Arabic.
DUBAI SATELLITE CHANNEL offers a variety of UAE television entertainment including major sporting events, the latest news, movies, documentaries and TV series.
DUBAI SPORTS is a 24/7 sports channel broadcasting from Dubai. One of the leading sports channels in the Arab world due to its distinguished sports programming that includes highlights from several major soccer leagues from different continents, international speedboat races, horse racing and more.
ESC-1 Live from Egypt, ESC-1 features a host of television entertainment, including the Egyptian Football League, “Good Morning Egypt”, variety shows, movies, talk shows, children’s programming and much more.
FUTURE TV offers the best Lebanese TV series, live news, game shows, cartoons, variety shows, family entertainment, football matches and much more 24 hours a day
IQRAA Broadcast 24 hours a day from Egypt, it is the first Arabic-language channel to offer religious, media, social and economic programs tailored to Muslim audiences. Iqraa’s programming includes documentaries, live talk shows, dramas, cultural and educational programs.
LBC The Lebanese Broadcast Channel will fill your days with movies, sports, miniseries and talk shows like “Ya Liel Ya Aien.”
MBC Middle East Broadcasting Center is a leading pan-Arab news and entertainment channel. The channel’s program offering includes general entertainment programs such as “Aalam,” comedies such as “CBM,” talk shows including “Kalam,” game shows, in-depth news, social programs, and children’s programming.
MELODY ARABIA Broadcast from Egypt, it is the most watched Arabic-language music video channel 24 hours a day in the Middle East and North Africa. Melody Arabia offers a variety of music programming including video clips from the 1980s and 1990s, as well as contemporary releases, many of which premiere on Melody Arabia and are exclusive to the channel. Melody Arabia is a great addition to general entertainment for Arab Americans in the US.
NBN The National Broadcasting Network is considered the first 24-hour specialized news and thematic television station in Lebanon. NBN is proud to offer a wide variety of programming with in-depth news shows including “Al Masa’iya” which has a very loyal following throughout the Arab world, top documentaries like “Ahzab Lubnan”, provocative talk shows and even the date. sports and business programs.
NEW TV a 24-hour-a-day Arabic station broadcasting from Lebanon, it offers a wide range of general entertainment programs including dramas, musicals, news, documentaries, cultural, educational, special events and general entertainment shows for all generations and ages.
NILE DRAMA is your choice for current and classic Egyptian movies, TV series and family programming for all ages.
NOURSAT It is the first and only Christian channel in Lebanon and the entire Middle East. Noursat’s programming includes talk shows, documentaries, history, classical music recitals, and social and spiritual programs.
DirecTV AL-YAWM ORBIT is a contemporary Arabic entertainment and variety channel, offering more than 35 hours of live Orbit productions per week. Al-Yawm offers the smartest fashion tips, intimate beauty care tips, best recipes, and upbeat comedy shows. Orbit Al-Yawm’s main programs include Oyoun Beirut and Al-Qahira Al-Yawm.
ORBIT SEEN (the series channel) is the first Arabic themed channel of its kind in the region, with the best Arabic TV series in the Middle East. The Series Channel offers the widest variety of television productions, from drama to comedy and from melodrama to historical biography. Orbit Seen features standout dramas like Kkaled Bin Alwaleed and Sikkat Alhilali.
ROTANA CINEMA channel is the leading movie service in the Middle East. It is based on the world’s largest and richest library of Arabic-language movies, as well as movie news and entertainment shows, including “The Hala Show,” hosted by Dr. Hala Sarhan.
ROTANA MOOSSIKA channel is an Arabic entertainment and variety channel dedicated to music videos, shows, concerts and festivals. Rotana Moossika has compiled the world’s largest Arabic music library and exclusively features some of the best acts from the Arab world, including Amr Diab, Nagwa Karam, George Wassouf, Alissa and Kazem.
ROTANA ZAMAN The channel brings state-of-the-art digitally restored classic Arab films to millions of viewers around the world. Enjoy the legendary stars and singers: Om Kalthoum, Halim and Fairouz, as well as the popular show “Kashf el Mastour”.
So there you have it. 25 different channels. Entertainment for the whole family, young and old. Instead of watching a five-minute clip of Middle Eastern news, watch in-depth coverage of the same event. It’s like bringing your homeland into your living room.