Saudi T.V. Channel 1
|Saudi TV Channel 1|
|Formerly called||ART TV 1
|Sister channel(s)||Saudi T.V. Channel II|
Broadcasting throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, KSA 1 officially began broadcasting on 7 July 1965 in black and white from Riyadh and Jeddah until 1974 when color broadcasting was introduced in Jeddah and Mecca.
Whilst the channel produces programmes focusing on cultural, political, and economic issues it is known for its showing of religious programmes and Islamic rituals. Most notably, for being the first channel at the end of 1974 to broadcast the performance of the Hajj.
The channel is state run and is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
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