MBC 3

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MBC 3
MBC 3 logo
Launched8 December 2004; 14 years ago (2004-12-08)
Owned byMiddle East Broadcasting Center
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sloganأحلى عالم (English: The Sweetest World)
Broadcast areaMiddle East
North Africa
Pakistan
HeadquartersUnited Arab Emirates
Sister channel(s)MBC 1
MBC 2
MBC 4
MBC Drama
MBC Action
MBC Max
MBC Persia
Al Arabiya
Wanasah
MBC Bollywood
MBC MASR
Websitehttp://mbc3.mbc.net/
Availability
Satellite
Badr-5
(Maghreb)
  • Orbital Position: 26° east
  • Frequency: 12.284 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
Badr-7
(Persian Gulf & Levant)
  • Orbital Position: 26° east
  • Frequency: 11.270 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
Eutelsat 7WA
(Maghreb)
  • Orbital Position: 7.3° west
  • Frequency: 11.559 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
Eutelsat 8WB
(Arabian Golf & Levant)
  • Orbital Position: 8° west
  • Frequency: 11.470 MHz
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 Symb
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Modulation : DVB-S, QPSK
beIN (MENA)Channel 112 (SD)
Cable
Numericable (France)Channel 630 (SD)
Mozaic TV (Qatar)Channel 12 (SD)
IPTV
Freebox TV (France)Channel 672 (SD)
MT Box (Morocco)Channel 55 (SD)

MBC 3 is an Emirati free-to-air children's channel that was launched on 8 December 2004 by the Middle East Broadcasting Center, and appeals to children from 3 to 13 years old. The channel focuses on broadcasting foreign animated shows dubbed in Arabic, as well as producing its own original programming.

MBC 3 started airing Nick shows including Victorious, iCarly, Sam and Cat, The Thundermans and Drake & Josh following the closure of Nickelodeon Arabia in 2011. These shows were broadcast in English with Arabic subtitles. Nicktoons, such as T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Fairly OddParents and SpongeBob SquarePants are also present in the channel. The Nick Jr. shows including Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go and Blue's Room.

MBC 3 is known in the Middle East for censoring scenes unsuitable for Islamic audiences, such as visual romance outside of marriage, kissing scenes, awkward angles of female characters, sensual scenes between members of the opposite sex, cross-dressed males, references to alcohol and gambling, references to non-Islamic religious content and visually-grotesque scenes. However, the channel does not have a proper consensus of its censoring policy, featuring cuts that are so heavily edited it renders plot continuities inconsistent.

Programming[edit]

Original productions[edit]

  • Connexion (تواصل; tawāṣul)
  • The Experiment (التجربة; at-tajrubah)
  • Girls Only (بنات و بس; banāt w bass)
  • Live Safari (عيش سفاري; ‘īch safārī)
  • Soccer Academy (سوكر أكاديمي; sūker akādimī)
  • Sweetest World Games (تسالي أحلى عالم; tasālī aḥlà ‘ālam)
  • Telescope (تيليسكوب; tīlīskūb)
  • Tell Me Why (ڨولولي ليش; gūlūlī līsh)
  • Think It's Right? (فكرها صح؟; fakirhā ṣaḥ?)
  • Together In… (سوا في…; sawà fì…)

Nickelodeon on MBC 3[edit]

Disney series[edit]

Warner Bros., The CW and Cartoon Network series[edit]

Asian animation[edit]

Other series[edit]

Blocks[edit]

  • فقرة البنات (lit. Girls' Block), former.
  • تشويق بلا حدود (lit. Excitement Without Borders), former.

TV hosts[edit]

References[edit]

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