SAT-7

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SAT-7
Sat-7 Logo.jpg
Founded 1995
Founder Dr. Terence Ascott
Type Christian Satellite Television
Location
Area served
Middle East and North Africa, Europe
Method Satellite Television
Key people
Dr. Terence Ascott, International CEO
Slogan "Making God's Love Visible"
Mission To encourage the Christian Church of the Middle East and North Africa
Website www.sat7.org www.sat7usa.org

SAT-7 is a Christian satellite television network broadcasting in Arabic, Persian and Turkish across 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, along with 50 countries in Europe. SAT-7 was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1995 with support from Middle Eastern churches. SAT-7 is the first, oldest and largest Christian satellite organization operating in the Middle East and North Africa. Founder Terence Ascott has served as International CEO since 1995. The not-for-profit organization is governed by an international volunteer board.

Network[edit]

The network consists of five channels: SAT-7 ARABIC, SAT-7 KIDS (Arabic language), SAT-7 PARS (Persian language), SAT-7 TÜRK (Turkish language) and SAT-7 PLUS (Arabic). More than 80% of programming is produced in the Middle East by Middle Easterners. A wide variety of genres are employed, including dramas, music videos, films, cartoons, game shows, teaching programs, documentaries, talk shows and current events programs.

Rooftop Satellite Television Dishes typical in the Middle East and North Africa

SAT-7 programming is available "free to air" to any viewer with access to a television and satellite connection within satellite coverage areas. Estimates indicate about 90% of households in the region have access to a television and an average of 55-60% have access to satellite. In countries such as Iraq, satellite access is approaching 90% of the population. An independent survey indicated 1 in 3 Iraqi children and 1 in 4 Saudi Arabian children watch SAT-7 KIDS. In 2014, the overall viewing audience of its channels is estimated at over 15 million.

SAT-7 is financially supported by interested individuals, churches, corporations and foundations from the Middle East and North Africa and around the world. The organization's mission is advanced by four support offices: SAT-7 Canada, SAT-7 Europe, SAT-7 UK, and SAT-7 USA Rex M. Rogers. SAT-7 USA is a 501(c)3 organization at SAT-7 USA English language home page.

SAT-7 international headquarters is located in Nicosia, Cyprus.

SAT-7 ARABIC[edit]

SAT-7 ARABIC launched May 31, 1996 to provide Arab language Christian programming with blocks of programming specifically for children, youth, and women.[1]

SAT-7 KIDS[edit]

SAT-7 KIDS launched on December 10, 2007. It aims to make Christian programming available to an entire generation of Arab children.

SAT-7 PARS[edit]

SAT-7 PARS launched on December 18, 2006, although Persian broadcasts began on September 12, 2002 on SAT-7 ARABIC.

SAT-7 TÜRK[edit]

SAT-7 has been broadcasting Turkish-language programs from its sister channel, TURK-7, for several years.

In January 2010 the Turkish ministry merged with SAT-7 to become its fourth channel – SAT-7 TÜRK.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sat 7". www.sat7.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 

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