MBC Drama (Middle East and North Africa)
|Launched||November 27, 2010|
|Owned by||Middle East Broadcasting Center|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Headquarters||Dubai Media City|
|Sister channel(s)||MBC 1
(Persian Gulf & Levant)
|OSN (MENA)||Channel 732 (SD)|
|beIN (MENA)||Channel 172 (SD)|
|Numericable (France)||Channel 629 (SD)
Channel 719 (SD)
|Freebox TV (France)||Channel 671 (SD)|
|YouTube||Watch online (SD)|
MBC Drama is owned by the Saudi broadcaster MBC Group, and was officially launched on November 27, 2010. It is free-to-air family channel, with 24/7 Arabic drama series. The launch coincided with the Group’s 20th anniversary, and marked our 10th channel launch. MBC Drama is a proof of the Group’s faith in local production, dramas in particular, to a wide range of viewers, therefore creating opportunities for directors and producers to display their work and talent in front of millions of viewers. The channel runs a variety of different dramas: Egyptian, Syrian, Bedouin and Gulf dramas that are 1st runs and exclusive runs, in addition to Turkish, Mexican and Indian dramas dubbed into Arabic. MBC DRAMA is distinguished by the two additional repeats throughout the day, offering its viewers the choice of time, based on their various lifestyles and viewership trends.
The idents of MBC Drama, deliver a dramatic look and feel, MBC Drama's idents were shot with 1000 - 1500 FPS cameras, providing a smooth slow motion effect.
MBC Drama HD launched on 1 July 2011.
- Official site (in Arabic)