Television in Sudan

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Television in Sudan has a low penetration of around 17%, as many households cannot afford the cost of a satellite dish, and terrestrial television is the dominant platform. There are no private terrestrial television stations, and the government operates Sudanese Radio and Television Corporation.[1]

Sudan has 18 terrestrial channels, just one of which, Blue Nile, is not wholly state-owned. Sudan TV is the main terrestrial channel. There are eight free-to-air direct-to-home channels headquartered in Sudan, of which five are privately owned, two are government owned and one has mixed ownership. Pay-TV penetration is negligible in the country.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (PDF). 2012. p. 207.