Abu Dhabi TV

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Abu Dhabi TV
Abu Dhabi Al Oula logo.png
Owned by Abu Dhabi Media
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Country United Arab Emirates
Language Arabic
Broadcast area Arab World
North America
Sister channel(s) Drama TV
Digital 62 UHF (Abu Dhabi)
Dish Network (U.S.) Channel 768
Sky (UK) Channel 794 (SD)
Astra 2G 11464 H 22000 5/6
Yahsat (HD)

12090 H 27500 8/9

Nilesat (HD)

12467 H 27500 2/3

Arabsat 11804 H 27500 3/4
Nilesat 11938 V 27500 3/4
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 873 (SD)
Freebox TV (France) Channel 645 (SD)
Streaming media
ADTV Catch-Up Watch online (HD)
YouTube Watch online (SD)

Abu Dhabi TV (Arabic: قناة أبوظبي‎‎) 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. 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.[1] 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.

in 3 december 2013 - starting broadcasts High-definition television "HD" (1080i)


Soap operas[edit]


On Air identity[edit]

1969-2000 - Abu Dhabi's original logo was launched in 1969.

2000-2008 - Abu Dhabi Al Oula got a new logo and idents.

2008-2015 - 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 [2] who produced the famous BBC News music.

2015-present - Abu Dhabi Al Oula is rebranded back to Abu Dhabi TV.

Sister channels[edit]

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.


  1. ^ http://www.admedia.ae
  2. ^ http://www.davidlowemusic.com/portfolio/international