Nile TV

Nile TV International
Nile TV International.jpg
Launched 31 October 1994
Owned by Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Country Egypt
Headquarters Cairo
Nilesat 101
North Africa / Middle East
11766 H / 27500 / 3/4
Hotbird 6
12520 V / 27500 / 3/4
4180 L

Nile TV International is a state-owned Egyptian television channel. It is the second Egyptian satellite television news network in Egypt, and the first Arab satellite channel to broadcast its programs in foreign languages: English, French, and Hebrew.

Nile TV International is broadcast on four satellites and, therefore, its transmission reaches the whole Arab World, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Moreover, it is also broadcast as a terrestrial channel on ultra high frequency.

In July 2009, Nile TV International became formally part of the News Center of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) , headed by Abd Ellatif El menawy.[1]


Channel goals

Nile TV International sheds light on Egyptian and Arab cultural, tourist, economic and artistic issues, with strong emphasis on news which is given first priority. It also plays a very important role at the informative, cultural, artistic, economic and tourist levels.

The aims of Nile TV International are therefore to:

  • Address foreign viewers in Egypt and all over the world with regard to culture, economy, tourism, and art, and to initiate a constructive dialogue between different cultures in foreign languages.
  • Present the views of the Egyptian government and people on various issues concerning the Arab World and the Middle East, as well as global issues.
  • Reflect the image of modern Egypt, and all its concrete achievements in the form of national projects in the fields of education, women's rights, health care, and the establishment of a democratic atmosphere.
  • Broadcast news events from Egypt and the Arab World, and analyzing and discussing them with officials, politicians, analysts and cultured Egyptians, Arabs and foreigners in foreign languages.
  • Present objective news on international events, analyzing and discussing those events to help foreign viewers understand the truth about the Egyptian and Arab stances on the current international events in order to protect foreign viewers from falling prey to biased media.
  • Present images of Egypt and reflect its religions and values, humanitarian and tolerance.

Hebrew service

Two hours of every day are dedicated to the Hebrew service. The broadcast is viewable outside Egyptian borders from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cairo local time and aims to break down Israeli stereotypes about Arabs.[2] However, the ridiculously low quality in both language, content and display broadcast reaches a very small amount of Israeli audiences because it is not included in the widely adopted cable services. Only bored private dish owners occasionally watch this service to entertain themselves with this outdated service called Egypt TV.

Current President

  • Mervat El Kaffas

Former Presidents

  • Hassan Hamed
  • Youssef Sherif Rizkallah
  • Halla Hashish
  • Nashwa Shalakany


Present English anchors

  • Hend Farrag
  • Nesreen Bahaa El-Din
  • Yasser Abdel Hakim
  • Radwa Mobarak
  • Hany Seif
  • Mahetab El-Afandi
  • Mayssa Maher
  • Mohamed Abdel Rehim
  • Dina Hussein
  • Hala El-Hamalawy
  • Mona Sweilam
  • Nancy Sarah Barakat
  • Yasmin Bakir

Present English reporters

  • Mona Moselhy
  • Angy Maher
  • Nermine Abdel Rahman
  • Sally Lamloum
  • Amira Mohsen
  • Aya El-Batrawy
  • Yasmine Ibrahim
  • Karim Gamal El-Din

Former English anchors

  • Yousef Gamal El-Din
  • Nihal Saad
  • Sami Zidan
  • Ayman Salah
  • Ahmed El-Naggar
  • Shahira Amin


  • Panorama News
  • Mondays
  • Front Line
  • Open to Question
  • Arab Affairs
  • Business World
  • Nile Cruise
  • Cairo Watch
  • Egypt Today

In Ramadan 2009, the channel embarked on a daily two-hour talk show which aired from downtown Azhar park. "Egyptian Nights" aired 30 episodes and included several high-profile guests and extensive reporting.


  1. ^ Egypt to launch new television channel Nadia about el Magd; published 2009
  2. ^ Israel's Online Bridge to Arabic Tania Hershman; Wired Magazine, published Friday, December 21, 2001

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nile —   Nile …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Nile — Nile …   Википедия

  • NILE — NILE, river in N.E. Africa. The Nile is the lifestream of the civilizations flourishing in the valley bordering it. If the river is too high or too low in one year, disaster and famine follow in the next. Indeed, the ancient Egyptians saw in the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nile — en vivo en el Jaxx Nightclub, agosto de 2007 Datos generales Origen Greenville, Carolina del Sur …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nile — est un groupe de brutal death metal américain formé en 1995 et ayant pour particularité de teinter leurs compositions death metal d ambiances égyptiennes. Une légère influence des floridiens de Morbid Angel se fait sentir au plan des tempos et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nile — Nile …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nile — (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nile — the Nile a river in northeast Africa, the longest river in the world, whose water is used for most of the farming in Egypt and Sudan. It is formed from two rivers: the Blue Nile, which starts in Ethiopia, and the White Nile, which starts in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Nile — [nīl] river in NE Africa, formed at Khartoum, Sudan, by the juncture of the Blue Nile, flowing from N Ethiopia, c. 1,000 mi (1,610 km) & the White Nile, flowing from Lake Victoria, c. 1,650 mi (2,655 km), & flowing north through Egypt into the… …   English World dictionary

  • nile — nile; ju·ve·nile; …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.