Saudi T.V. Channel 1

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Saudi TV Channel 1
Saudi TV 1 Logo.png
Launched 1954
Picture format 4:3
Country Saudi Arabia
Headquarters Riyadh
Formerly called ART TV 1
(1954-1964)
Sister channel(s) Saudi T.V. Channel II
Website http://www.saudi1.tv/

Saudi TV Channel 1 (KSA 1) is an Arabic news and entertainment TV channel of Saudi Arabia.[1]

Broadcasting throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, KSA 1 officially began broadcasting on 7 July 1965[2] 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.[2]

The channel is state run and is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Information.


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