ARN to launch two TV channels in four months - Emirates24|7

ARN to launch two TV channels in four months

Two new TV channels are to start broadcasting within the next four months, the Arab Radio Network (ARN) division of Arab Media Group has announced.

The programming will be modelled on ARN's most popular radio channels.

"Two of our most popular radio channels – English-language Dubai Eye and Arabic-language Noor Dubai – will broadcast as television stations in addition to their radio broadcasts," said ARN Deputy General Manager Mahmoud Al Rasheed.

"This will be a unique concept for the region – programming beamed out on TV as well as on radio. However, it won't just involve a camera broadcasting from a radio studio. We are only waiting for the technical aspects to be completed, otherwise we are all set to launch the channels."

The TV channels are expected to start broadcasting at the end of Ramadan.

"Dubai Eye and Noor Dubai are the most sought-after stations and are very strong on information rather than entertainment."

The channels will be free-to-air initially. Parent company Arab Media Group is the publisher of Emirates Business.