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Hannibal TV
Launched13 February 2005; 13 years ago (2005-02-13)
Picture format576i (4:3 SDTV)
SloganDe vous et pour vous
Broadcast areaTunisia
HeadquartersLa Soukra, Tunisia
Badr-4 (Middle East, North Africa)12643 H / 27500 / 5/6 (SD)
Nilesat 201 (Middle East, North Africa)11657 V / 27500 / 2/3 (SD)

Hannibal TV (Tunisian Arabic: قناة حنبعل‎) is a privately owned television network in Tunisia, also known as HTV. The network has been broadcasting since 2005.


On February 13, 2004, Tunimedia SARL is granted a 10-year renewable broadcasting license against a royalty of two million dinars per year. The group of the Tunisian millionaire Larbi Nasra launched Hannibal TV on February 12, 2005 at 7:00 pm (Tunisian time) but its official launch takes place only on 13 February (date of the first anniversary of the granting of the broadcasting license to chain). The programs begin with an hour late on the schedule announced by a reading of the Koran followed by a reading of a letter of the presidency of the republic and a multicast gala throughout the evening.

The channel takes its name from a reference to the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca and is the first private television channel in Tunisia until the creation of Nessma in 2007.

A partnership agreement with France Télévisions was signed on 23 February 2007[1]. Under the terms of the contract, Hannibal TV would cooperate with the French group in the field of advertising and program production and secondly of a communications consultancy that would focus on attracting foreign advertisers.

In 2008, the Hannibal TV group launched two new channels: Hannibal Orient for the Middle East market and Hannibal Elferdaws devoted to religious programs[2]. As a result of financial problems, these two channels ceased broadcasting two years later.

In November 2013, Larbi Nasra sold almost 90% of the capital of the chain[3]. Tarek Kadada, a Saudi Arabian-born Palestinian, holds 49 percent of the capital and becomes the main shareholder of the channel. The rest of the capital is held by Tunisian investors: Noureddine Hachicha, Mongi Makni, Habib Makni and Imed Ghaïth.


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