Local TV stations in Palestine are under increased threat due to expensive licensing and a growing interest in satellite TV.
UHF technology (TV frequency that can be received through simple antennas) – relevant for local TV stations – is continuously dying. The impact in the West Bank and Gaza has been significant:
Palestinian audiences have become less connected with local news as they have become increasingly reliant on major mainstream satellite channels for information.
Ma’an-Mix Satellite channel and its daily broadcasted News Bulletin helps to overcome this obstacle and forms a useful counterweight in tackling the issue of decreased interest in local news throughout the region.
As a local media organization that can provide news reports from both Gaza and the West Bank, Ma’an Network unveils stories which would otherwise remain untold.
Ma’an Network’s daily News Bulletin, directly links up to Gaza, disseminating up to the minute news from an area with limited media outlets. With fiber linked studios in the West bank and Gaza, Ma’an Network has the unique technological capacity to break stories as they happen, to both local and global audiences.
Through its satellite TV programming, Ma’an media reaches the entire Middle East Northern Africa, and Southern Europe region. From Morocco to Dubai, Ma’an media reaches 29 countries throughout the Arab world.
With a loyal regional audience, coupled with the organizations deep understanding of community needs across the Middle East, Ma’an Network has become a key player in the Arab world.