Vision TV Network adds Arabic and Muslim channels
August 15, 2012 11.53 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Vision247 has added 19 new Muslim and Arabic language channels on the Vision TV Network.

The channels provide live streamed international broadcasts via internet connected FreeviewHD devices for viewers throughout the UK.

Vision TV Network – Arabic and Muslim – is located on Freeview channel 115 and can be navigated from the remote control, accessing streamed content, which is delivered over the internet. There is a two-month free viewing period. Viewers will need a FreeviewHD enabled television set or set top box and a home broadband connection.

Free to view Al Arabiya channel brings the best in news talk and debate. The Arabia One package provides a host of popular family entertainment from Dubai TV, Al Jadeed, MBC, LBC Europe, OTV, to Murr TV and the women’s lifestyle channel Al Aan TV. Catch films on Melody Aflam, series and sitcoms on Melody Drama, comedy on Moga, music on Melody Hits and a full line-up of sport with Melody Sports. Al Baghdadia completes the package with the latest news and debate from Iraq.

MuslimTV introduces viewers to the Qur’an through readings on Al Majd Holy Qur’an; Al-Sira, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Hadiths and the Sunna on Al Majd Al Hadith al Nabawi; religious broadcasts from Egypt on Al Nas TV; and the the best quality Muslim programming in Arabic and English on the Iqraa channels.

John Mills, CEO of Vision247, said in a statement: “With half a million Arabic speakers and close to three million Muslims residing in the UK today, there is a need for dedicated broadcasting to support the cultural heritage and beliefs of this audience. By delivering the best of current Arabic and Muslim programming through Freeview we are able to extend this viewing choice into the comfort of every living room.”

Arabia One and MuslimTV channel packages will be available on a subscription basis with a two month free trial, then six months half price. Monthly subscription packages start from £4.49. Al Arabiya is free to view.