Abu Dhabi TV (Canada)

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Abu Dhabi TV
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Abu Dhabi TV logo
Launched November 9, 2005
Owned by Ethnic Channels Group
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website Abu Dhabi TV
Rogers Cable Channel 873
Shaw Cable Channel 512
Bell Fibe TV Channel 846
Optik TV Channel 2501

Abu Dhabi TV is a Canadian exempt Category B Arabic language specialty channel and is wholly owned by Ethnic Channels Group. The channel name is used under license from Abu Dhabi Media, the owners of the Emirati-based channel, Abu Dhabi TV.

Abu Dhabi TV broadcasts programming primarily from Abu Dhabi TV, in addition to Canadian content. It features a wide variety of programming including news, current affairs, sports, films, and more.


In September 2003, Ethnic Channels Group was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Arabic TV, described as "a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service providing a programming service primarily in the Arabic language."[1]

Original logo (2005 - 2012)

The channel launched on November 9, 2005 as Abu Dhabi TV on Rogers Cable.[2][3]

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Ethnic Channels Group's request to convert Abu Dhabi TV from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[4]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-440 CRTC 2003-09-04
  2. ^ Abu Dhabi TV Canada homepage Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-12-04
  3. ^ New Channels on Rogers Archived May 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Channel Canada Retrieved 2011-12-04
  4. ^ Abu Dhabi TV– Revocation of licence

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