Télé Liban

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Télé Liban
Type Terrestrial & satellite television network
Country Lebanon
Availability Lebanon
Arab World
European Union
Australia
Canada
United States
Owner Lebanese Government
Official website
Official website

Télé Liban (TL) (Arabic: تلفزيون لبنان‎) is the first Lebanese public television network, owned by the Lebanese government.

History[edit]

Télé Liban was established a result of the merger of two privately owned stations, CLT and Télé Orient in November 1976.[1] However, the channel was originally launched in 1959 by General Sleiman Nawfal with the aid of France.[2]

TL is the current Lebanese member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[2]

Administration[edit]

The chair of the channel is appointed by the Lebanese cabinet. Jean Claude Boulos and Ibrahim Khoury were former presidents of the channel during the 1990s.[3]

Availability[edit]

As of 2012, Télé Liban has become available for viewers in North and South America through over-the-top technology on myTV.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harb, Zahera. Channel of Resistance in Lebanon: Liberation Propaganda, page 97
  2. ^ a b "Tele Liban". Tele Liban. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lahoud implores Tele-Liban to prioritize satellite broadcasting". The Daily Star. 30 April 1999. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.my-tv.us/MainMenu/Products/Channels_List