World’s first English-language Islamic satellite TV channel to launch in Ramadan
The world's first English-language Islamic satellite television channel, Al-Majd 2, said Sunday it would start broadcasting on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.
"As the majority of the world's Muslims are non-Arabs we felt it was natural to launch this channel in English," said Wajdi al-Ghazzawi, chief executive officer of Al-Majd 2, according to AFP.
"There are approximately 100 million satellite TV households across the Islamic world," Ghazzawi said in a statement, adding that transmission will begin from studios in Dubai, Riyadh and Cairo.
Ramadan will begin this year in the first week of November.
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