Al Saudiya

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Al Saudiya
SaudiTV.png
CountrySaudi Arabia
Pakistan
Broadcast areaPakistan (ARY Qtv)
Saudi Arabia
Bangladesh
Arab world
NetworkSaudi TV
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Programming
Language(s)Arabic
Picture format4:3 (576i) (SDTV) (1965-2016)
16:9 (1080i) (HDTV) (2008-present)
Ownership
OwnerSaudi Broadcasting Authority
History
Launched7 July 1965; 56 years ago (1965-07-07)
ReplacedARY Qtv
Links
Websitesaudiatv.sa Edit this at Wikidata
Availability
Cable
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 480 (July 13, 2012)
Satellite
Arabsat12149 H / 27500 / 5/6
Nilesat12284 V / 27500 / 5/6
Tata Sky (Bangladesh)Channel 713 (ARY Qtv)
Channel 713 (Saudi 1)

Al Saudiya (previously known as Saudi TV Channel 1 and KSA 1), is a Saudi news and entertainment TV channel broadcasting in Arabic, owned by the Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), which is state-run and is administered by the Ministry of Media.[1]

Broadcasting throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, KSA 1 officially began transmissions on 7 July 1965[2] in black and white from Riyadh and Jeddah until 1974, when color broadcasting was introduced in Jeddah and Mecca.

While the channel produces programmes focusing on cultural, political, and economic issues, it also shows of religious programmes and Islamic rituals. It is known for being the first channel to broadcast the Hajj pilgrimage, and has done so since the end of 1974.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.saudi1.tv/aSection.aspx?id=5
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2011-04-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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