Arab Radio and Television Network

Arab Radio and Television Network

Infobox Company
company_name = Arab Radio and Television Network
company_type = Private
foundation = 1993
company_slogan =
location = Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
industry = Telecommunication
products = Direct broadcast satellite
homepage = []
footnotes =

Arab Radio and Television Network (Acronym: ART) is an Arabic-language television network characterized by its multitude of channels. It is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company was founded in October 1993 by Saleh Abdullah Kamel, a Saudi businessman. ART is a private company specializing in family entertainment, including movies, music and sport.

ART is common in Saudi Arabia for its exclusive sports event broadcasts, particularly the Saudi Leagues. ART lost a significant amount of its audience share after the launch of many similar free to air channells like Rotana Channels which is owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal.

ART produces over 6,000 live and recorded shows every year including family oriented dramas, series, plays, sports programs, music videos and documentaries. The network has the largest Arabic movie library in the Middle East and (as part of the AMC conglomerate) has been associated with leading film production studios in the Arab world for well over 30 years.

ART broadcasts internationally, expanding its coverage to North America, Europe and Australia.


ART is broadcasting via the Arabsat , Nilesat and Hotbird satellites. Most ART Channels are encrypted using Irdeto 2 Encryption. ART's technical broadcast facilities are based in Jordan.

ART Channel List

Arab Radio and TV Network consists of the following channels:

*ART Aflam 1: Arabic movie channel
*ART Aflam 2: Arabic movie channel
*ART Cinema: Arabic movie channel
*ART Movie World: English movie channels
*ART Hekayat: Arabic series channel
*ART Hekayat Kaman: Arabic series channel (Syria and Gulf series)
*ART Hekayat Zaman: Arabic series channel (Old series)
*ART Tarab: Classic song channel
*ART Teenz: Cartoon Channel (not encrypted)
*ART Monasabat: Live event broadcasting channel
*ART Ein: Arabic variety channel (not encrypted)
*Iqraa: Religious programming (not encrypted)
*ART Sport 1-9 : Sports channels
*ART Prime Sport: English language sport channnel
*VIP channel

"International channels"

*ART America : North America
*ART Movies America : North America
*ART Variety : Australia & Pacific Rim
*ART Europe : Europe
*ART Latino: Latin America

ee also

* Showtime Arabia
* Orbit Satellite Television and Radio Network
* List of direct broadcast satellite providers
* List of digital television deployments by country

External links

* [ Official site]
* [ Arab Radio & Television Network demographics and distribution -]
* [ Arabic Radio & TV listing by country -]
* [ News article on ART]


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