Arab Radio and Television Network

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Arab Radio and Television Network
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 1993; 23 years ago (1993)
Headquarters Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Products Direct-broadcast satellite

Arab Radio and Television Network (acronym: ART) is an Arabic-language television network characterized by its multitude of channels. It is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

History and profile[edit]

ART was founded in October 1993 by Saleh Abdullah Kamel, a Saudi businessman and is a private company specializing in family entertainment, including movies, music and sport.[1]

ART is common in Saudi Arabia for its exclusive sports event broadcasts, particularly the Saudi Leagues. ART lost a significant amount of its audience share after the launch of many similar free-to-air channels like Rotana Channels, which is owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal. ART produces over 6,000 live and recorded shows every year including family-oriented dramas, series, plays, sports programs, music videos and documentaries. The network has the largest Arabic movie library in the Middle East and (as part of the AMC conglomerate) has been associated with leading film production studios in the Arab world for well over 30 years.

ART is broadcasting via the Arabsat, Nilesat and Hot Bird satellites. Most ART Channels are encrypted using Irdeto 2 Encryption. ART's technical broadcast facilities are based in Jordan Media City in Amman, Jordan.

In a year 2009 rise beIN Sports Buying ART sport channels Which it had owned the rights fifa world cup ,The news sparked uproar in the Arab countries, ART has sold broadcast channels remained to OSN, To announce the death of ART Network

ART Channel List[edit]

Arab Radio and TV Network consists of the following channels:

  • ART Aflam 1: Arabic movie channel one
  • ART Aflam 2: Arabic movie channel two
  • ART Cinema: Arabic movie channel
  • ART Hekayat: Arabic series channel
  • ART Hekayat 2: Arabic series channel two

Former channels[edit]

  • ART Sports 1-6
  • ART1
  • ART2
  • ART3 :Kids (8 A.M. to 8 P.M. KSA time)
  • ART4 : Movies
  • ART5 : First Free-To-Air Arab Music Channel
  • ART Tarab : Classic Arabic Music
  • ART Monasabat
  • ART Shopping
  • ART Teenz : For Kids and Teenagers
  • ART Al-Talimiyah: Educational Channel
  • ART Open University
  • Ayen Al-Awail
  • ART Travel :Only during Summer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cochrane, Paul (Fall 2007). "Saudi Arabia's Media Influence". Arab Media and Society (3). Retrieved 5 September 2014. 

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