||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Murr TV Lebanon. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2014.|
|Launched||7 November 1991 (original);
7 April 2009 (relaunch)
|Picture format||16:9 (1080i, HDTV)|
|Slogan||More than a Vision|
|Eco Net||12120 H - 27500 - 5/6|
|CableVision||11880 H - 21600 - 3/4|
|Digitek||12100 V - 28175 - 7/8|
|Nilesat 102||12130 V - 27500 - 5/6|
|Arabsat Badr 6||11823 V - 27500 - 3/4|
|Arabsat Badr 4||12073 H - 27500 - 3/4|
|Intelsat 8||12646 H - 28066 - 3/4|
|EchoStar 15\Anik F3||Dish Network|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
Murr Television (marketed and widely known as MTV Lebanon) is a Lebanese television station based in Naccache, Matn District. MTV was founded by Michel Gabriel El Murr, its chairman and CEO to date. MTV is one of the leading Television Stations in Lebanon and the Middle East.
A Saudi cable leak from WikiLeaks revealed that MTV requested the sum of $20mn from Saudi Arabia. The support should be accompanied by a work plan that enables the channel to serve the kingdom’s issues and support its issues in the face of the 'hostile' media in Lebanon and other countries, the document added.
MTV was established by Gabriel Murr in 1991 as a TV channel. The channel aimed to raise the standard in local Lebanese television in terms of Arab and western media content that would reflect the Lebanese people’s aspirations and values.
MTV shutdown and re-opening
MTV was closed down on 4 September 2002 by the Lebanese government due to its criticisms over the then-President Emile Lahoud. On 7 April 2009 MTV re-opened three years after Syrian forces left Lebanon.
Murr Television features a variety of general-interest programs. News are aired in five daily bulletins: at 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 2:00 pm, 7:52 pm and 12:00 am (Beirut time). Many other programs are shown on the channel; some of them are:
- @MTV (Teen-entertainment show)
- Mini Studio "(Kids Show)"
- Aghani Aghani (Arabic music clips segment)
- Ahdam Shi (Comedy talk show)
- Voyage Voyage (Travel show)
- Abel El Akhbar " ( Political talk show) "
- Ajyal (Lebanese drama series)
- Baaed El Akhbar (Political talk show)
- Bab Al Hara ( Famous Syrian Series)
- Banet Ammati ou Binti ou Ana (Comedy series)
- Bimawdouiia (Political talk show)
- Massa Al Hurriya (Political talk show)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Crime drama series dubbed in Arabic)
- Mini Studio (Kids show)
- Deal or No Deal (Game show)
- Friends (Sitcom dubbed in Arabic)
- Ghannoujet Bayya (Comedy series)
- Hashtag (Teen-entertainment show)
- How It's Made (Documentary television series)
- Heik Menghanni ( Music Game Show)
- Just For Laughs Gags (Silent comedy show)
- Jamil w Hana (Syrian Comedy series)
- Kids News (Kids show)
- Ktir Salbe (comedy show)
- Kurtlar Vadisi (Turkish series dubbed in Arabic)
- La Fea Más Bella (Mexican telenovela dubbed in Arabic. Known as Letty in the Arab World)
- Law (If) (Lebanese drama series)
- Hayat School (Lebanese series)
- Log In (Entertainment show)
- Mafi Metlo (Comedy Show)
- Hayda Hakeh (Comedy Show)
- Mish Ghalat (Talk show)
- Mish Maaoul Gino (Magic show)
- MTV Alive (Morning Show)
- NRJ Music Videos (English music clips segment)
- NRJ Spin Mag (Entertainment news)
- Pasión De Gavilanes (Telenovela dubbed in Arabic)
- Poker After Dark (Poker tournament)
MTV launched the new version of their website that offers a real time video on demand service and live streaming free of charge
- "Lebanese media coverage of oil and gas sector" (PDF). SKeyes. August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
- Bryan Pearson (4 March 2009). "Lebanon’s Murr TV back on air". Variety. Retrieved 28 September 2014.