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|Nile TV International|
|Launched||31 October 1994|
|Owned by||Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Galaxy 19 at 97.0° West||12.028 GHz Horizontal / 21991 / 3/4|
|Intelsat 905 at 24.5° West||3.688 GHz Right Circular / 21050 / 3/4|
|Eutelsat 8 West C at 7.5° West||11.034 GHz Vertical / 27500 / 3/4|
|Nilesat 102 at 7.0° West||12.054 Vertical / 27500 / 5/6|
|Nilesat 201 at 7.0°W||11.766 Horizontal / 27500 / 5/6|
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.
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.
There used to be a two hour daily Hebrew service. The broadcast was viewable outside Egyptian borders from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Cairo local time and which aimed to represent a pan-Arab view.
Present English anchors
- Hend Farrag
- Nesreen Bahaa El-Din
- Yasser Abdel Hakim
- Radwa Mobarak
- Hany Seif
- Mahetab El-Afandi
- Mayssa Maher
- Mohamed Abdel Rehim
- Ibrahim Kabeel
- 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
- Panorama News
- 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.