Dubai One

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Dubai One
Type Satellite television network
Country  United Arab Emirates
Availability Middle East, Europe (Arabsat Badr 4, Nilesat 102)
Slogan See More
Launch date
May 14, 1994 (as Dubai 33)
December 24, 2004 (as Dubai One)
Official website
http://www.dubaione.ae

Dubai One (previously called CH33 and later One TV) is Dubai Media Incorporated's 24-hour free-to-air English language entertainment channel available in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. It was launched on December 24, 2004. The channel focuses on the events happening in and around the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

History[edit]

The channel was launched as replacement for Channel 33. Dubai One launched on December 24, 2004, bearing a new name with brand new programming targeting the ex-pat community and westernized Arabs.[1]

Programming[edit]

Generally, the channel broadcasts syndicated programming from the United States and occasionally from the United Kingdom and Australia. In addition, Dubai One TV currently offers three movies per night, and has screened to date more than 300 films. The channel also repeats programming it has broadcast during the week on Friday, known as "Catch Up Friday". Dubai One has a partnership with Warner Bros. and Disney which gives them a large access of movies.[1] Recently, Dubai One has started showing Bollywood films once a month on Thursday night at 11 pm U.A.E. time. The offered programs suffer from a certain amount of censorship that tries to control scenes involving a certain level of sexuality and occasionally politics, and this is done to retain the consistency of the U.A.E's moral and religious Islamic culture.[citation needed]

Dubai One also airs The Bold and the Beautiful nine months behind the CBS network in the United States.

Shows as of the 2010/2011 Fall Season:

In-house Production[edit]

The channel broadcasts a variety of in-house productions including Studio One, Understanding Islam, Out & About This Week, Emirates 24/7, and That's Entertainment with Marwan DJ Bliss and Dina Butti.

Previous productions include Her Say, Bonds for Life, World of Sports Dubai 101, Emirati, Twenty Something and City Wrap.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Dubai One". Retrieved 2008-11-04. 

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