Vision TV Network adds Muslim and Arabic channels

Louise Duffy | 16-08-2012

Vision247 is to broadcast Muslim and Arabic language channels on the Vision TV Network. The 19 new channels provide live streamed international broadcasts via internet connected FreeviewHD devices for viewers throughout the UK.

Muslim and Arabic speaking audiences can now watch a wide variety of entertainment: from comedy and fashion to documentaries, film, music, sports, news, business, life style, cultural and religious broadcasting: all live in Arabic and also English from across the Middle East.

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: “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 just £4.49. Al Arabiya is free to view.