Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International

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MTA International
Industry Broadcasting
Founded January 1994
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad,
Services Television & Online
Website www.mta.tv
The old logo of MTA International.

Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) is the global satellite TV network consisting of 4 international channels run and funded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The first channel, MTA 1 was officially launched on 1 January 1994. Earlier, in 1992 the station started its digital service and in the UK it was available on Sky (Channel 787) network as a free channel. Initially it was named AMP or Ahmadiyya Muslim Presentation. The name was afterwards changed to Muslim Television Ahmadiyya or MTA International and then to MTA1 (MTA Al-Ula). The channel was established by Mirza Tahir Ahmad. It became the First International Muslim channel to broadcast a host of Islamic programming.

Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International is the main source of media for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community and also aims to spread the message of Islam around the world. Some of the key programs broadcast include the Friday Sermon by the current Khalifatul Massih, educational and cultural programs, world news, and a various Talk Shows. These can be watched on analog and digital TV as well as through smartphone apps for Android and iOS. Due to the worldwide audience, a number of programs are simultaneously translated into different languages such as German, Bengali, French, and Urdu.

When MTA was launched in 1994 it was the first 24-hour non-commercial Islamic television station to be aired worldwide. It has since remained a non-profit and commercial-free station of which the main source of funding is the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The majority of its workers are volunteers with only a small percentage of paid staff. The Administrative structure of MTA consists of fourteen departments that are managed by 150 members of staff.

For details of each channel see:

  • Another logo used by MTA International
    MTA 1
  • MTA 2
  • MTA 3
  • MTA 1 + 3, which is MTA 1 with a delay of 3 hours. (North America only)
  • MTA info cast, which provides a 24-hour channel guide. (North America only)

Multi-media services[edit]

Other than Television broadcasts, MTA International provides online service in various languages covering MTA1 and MTA3 broadcasts. MTA also has a channel in the popular video-sharing site YouTube.

National Studios[edit]

Most countries throughout the world, in which there is a presence of the Ahmadiyya Community, there is often a national MTA Studio. For example, MTA Studios USA,[1] MTA Studios Canada,[2] MTA Studios Germany,[3][4] MTA Studios Nigeria[5] etc. The primary and main MTA Studios is in the United Kingdom, MTA Studios International.[6]

The headquarters of MTA International were located at Fazl Mosque, London when it was launchedare located inside the Baitul Futuh Complex in South London, United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTA USA (@NationalMTAUSA) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  2. ^ "MTA International, Canada Studios - Live Stream". mtacanada.tv. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  3. ^ "MTA International German Studios | Muslim Television Ahmadiyya". www.mta-tv.de. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  4. ^ "MTA German Studios (@mtatvdeGlobal) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  5. ^ "MTA German Studios (@mtatvdeGlobal) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  6. ^ "MTA (@muslimtv) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 

Khan, M. (2003). Muslim Television Ahmadiyya. Retrieved March 28, 2014, from http://www.alislam.org/library/periodicals/tariq-uk/chapter6.pdf