Al Majd draws in more subscribers
More than 200,000 subscribers have signed up to watch Riyadh-based Al Majd Satellite TV, according to the station
More than 200,000 subscribers have signed up to watch Riyadh-based Al Majd Satellite TV, according to the station. Al Majd, which offers an eight-channel bouquet via set-top decoders, says that it has attracted the bulk of its viewers from conservative households in Saudi Arabia.
The station broadcasts quiz shows, talk shows and documentaries, all of which preclude the use of music or women. Religious programmes make up a quarter of the station's output.
Dr Yousef Al Shimemry, Al Majd Satellite TV vice president, says that the station, which broadcasts from studios in Dubai Media City, was appealing to viewers in search of family-friendly content. "While we are committed to serving society by offering conservative shows, we also set high standards for production and content in order to deliver world class TV," he says. "This is our commitment to provide clean programmes that are enjoyable and informative to watch."
Launched in February 2003, Al Majd is the only in-flight TV channel offered by Saudi Arabian Airlines.
It is also the only broadcasting company that uses Saudi Telecom's Al Jawal 3G network to deliver a live feed of the televised broadcast to mobile devices.