Saudi gets first news channel

Saudi Arabia's first news channel goes on air today with more than 45 reporters covering news and events from around the world. The channel will also telecast recorded programmes on Saudi Arabia and other countries as well as live talk shows.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  January 11, 2004

Saudi Arabia's first news channel goes on air today with more than 45 reporters covering news and events from around the world. The channel will telecast live talk shows in addition to recorded programmes on Saudi Arabia and other countries. 'The channel will strive for credibility and a swift response to news of national, Arab and international importance,' commented culture and information minister Dr Fouad Al Farsy. The 12-hour daily transmission will begin at 2pm and end at 2am. The news will be anchored by a team of 10. “The channel's presentation will be totally different from Channel 1,” stated Al Farsy. “In the initial phase, the news telecast will be for 12 hours, and this will upgraded to round the clock service,” he added. The news channel brings the number of Saudi Arabian Television channels to four.

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