Qatar to launch second satellite channel
Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 19-01-2012
Qatar is to launch a second state satellite television channel soon, according to local media reports.
"Final touches to update the programmes of Qatar Television is going on while the new programmes are expected to start from April of this year," said Mubarak bin Jaham Al Kuwari, chief executive officer of Qatar Foundation for Media.
A number of morning and evening shows have been added to the mix, as well as news bulletins he said, adding that the committee is also working on special programmes for the holy month of Ramadan.
Al Kuwari was speaking at the first anniversary ceremony of Qatar Radio's French language service in Doha this week, according to the Peninsula.
In addition to the state broadcaster Qatar Television, Doha is also home to the influential Al Jazeera satellite network, backed by the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.