MBC 3

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MBC 3
MBC 3 logo
Launched December 8, 2004; 13 years ago (2004-12-08)
Owned by Middle East Broadcasting Center
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
Slogan صيف كول (ṣayf kūl, lit. a cool summer); summer vacation only
Broadcast area Middle East
North Africa
Pakistan
United Kingdom
Italy
Russia
Germany
Headquarters United 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
Website http://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 kids' 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.

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 Wright? (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]

External links[edit]