Middle East Television
|Type||Religious and General Entertainment Broadcasting|
|Availability||The Middle Eastern countries in western Asia and northeastern Africa, plus Greece and Cyprus|
|Founded||by Christian Broadcasting Network|
|Launch date||April 10, 1982|
Middle East Television (also known as "METV") is a Christian-based satellite television broadcasting network located in Limassol, Cyprus. Programming on METV includes a mixture of Christian programming, plus non-religious entertainment programs like The Red Green Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Lone Ranger and NFL Football.
On June 5, 1997 METV launched its 24-hour programming broadcast on the Israeli satellite Amos 2. This increased the potential audience from 11 million to 70 million viewers with a signal that is now reaching the entire Middle East.
In anticipation of the Israeli decision to pull out of Southern Lebanon, Middle East Television began searching for a new broadcast facility in May 1999.
On May 2, 2000 Middle East Television completed construction of its new station and began its digital broadcast from Cyprus.
METV was sold to a like-minded ministry, LeSEA Broadcasting, in July 2001.
- The logo of METV, prior to the LeSEA Broadcasting purchase, used to be three cedar trees (made in honor of the Flag of Lebanon).
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