|Owned by||Saudi Government|
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Broadcast area||Saudi Arabia
|Headquarters||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Formerly called||ART TV 1
KSA 1 (1964-2014)
|Sister channel(s)||Saudi 2
Al Quran Al Karim
Al Sunnah Al Nabawiyah
|yes (Israel) (Israel)||Channel 174|
|Numericable (France)||Channel 412 (SD)|
Broadcasting throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, KSA 1 officially began broadcasting on 7 July 1965 in black and white from Riyadh and Jeddah until 1974, when color broadcasting was introduced in Jeddah and Mecca.
While the channel produces programmes focusing on cultural, political, and economic issues, it also shows of religious programmes and Islamic rituals. It is known for being the first channel, at the end of 1974, to broadcast the performance of the Hajj.
The channel is state run and is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
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