Abu Dhabi Al Oula
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|Abu Dhabi Al Oula|
|Owned by||Abu Dhabi Media Company|
|Picture format||16:9 (1080i, HDTV)|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Broadcast area||Arab World
|Website||Abu Dhabi TV|
|Digital||62 UHF (Abu Dhabi)|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 768|
|Sky (UK)||Channel 794|
|Astra 2F||12610 V 22000 5/6|
Abu Dhabi Al Oula (Arabic: أبوظبي الأولى) is an Arabic television station that originally launched in 1969 but was re-launched in 2000 and again in 2008. It broadcasts from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates and is owned by Abu Dhabi Media Company. Although it is a generic channel and not a 24-hour news network, Abu Dhabi TV is famous for its footage of the 2003 Iraq War.
Abu Dhabi TV is managed by the United Arab Emirates' largest media group, Abu Dhabi Media Company. ADMC, the largest and most diversified media corporation in the Arab world, enjoys editorial and administrative independence while somewhat dependent on government and federal funding through its previous attachment to the Ministry of Information and Culture since 1999 and current attachment to Abu Dhabi Media Company in which the ministry was scrapped in Feb. 2006. EMI operations currently include 3 satellite television channels, 7 radio channels and 3 press publications.
Abu Dhabi TV presents news bulletins every three hours. It produces nearly 60% of the programs that it broadcasts, including political, current affairs, cultural, entertainment, drama, and documentary features. Abu Dhabi TV is broadcast throughout the Arab World, North America, Europe, South America, and Australia.
The network is known throughout the Arab World for the popular show of Million's Poet.
Abu Dhabi TV analogue was shut down on 13 February 2012.
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On Air identity
Before June 2000 - Abu Dhabi's original logo was launched in 1969.
June 2000 to October 2008 - Abu Dhabi Al Oula got a new logo and idents.
October 2008 to 22 March 2015 - Abu Dhabi Al Oula went online with a new identity, logo, and programs. The new look was produced by Lambie Nairn graphic designers and the soundtrack was made by David Lowe who produced the famous BBC News music.
22 March 2015 to present - Abu Dhabi Al Oula is rebranded back to Abu Dhabi TV
Unlike Abu Dhabi TV, is also offer the sister channels like Abu Dhabi Al Emarat (Emirates TV), Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya (Abu Dhabi Sports TV), "Abu Dhabi Drama" (Abu Dhabi Drama TV) and Abu Dhabi Al Oula +1.