Al Saudiya

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Al Saudiya
Saudi TV 1 Logo.png
Launched 1954
Network Saudi TV
Owned by Saudi Government
Picture format 16:9 576i SDTV
Country Saudi Arabia
Broadcast area Saudi Arabia
Arab World
Headquarters Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Formerly called ART TV 1
KSA 1 (1964-2014)
Sister channel(s) Saudi 2
Al Ekhbariya
Al Riyadiah
Al Eqtisadiyah
Al Quran Al Karim
Al Sunnah Al Nabawiyah
Al Thakafiyah

Saudi TV Channel 1 (KSA 1), or as of 2014 known as Al Saudiya is an Arabic news and entertainment TV channel of Saudi Arabia.[1]

Broadcasting throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America, KSA 1 officially began broadcasting on 7 July 1965[2] in black and white from Riyadh and Jeddah until 1974 when color broadcasting was introduced in Jeddah and Mecca.

Whilst the channel produces programmes focusing on cultural, political, and economic issues it is known for its showing of religious programmes and Islamic rituals. Most notably, for being the first channel at the end of 1974 to broadcast the performance of the Hajj.[2]

The channel is state run and is administered by the Ministry of Culture and Information.


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