Arab Radio and Television Network
Arab Radio and Television Network (acronym: ART) is an Arabic-language
Arabic language
Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book...

 television network
Television network
A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay TV providers. Until the mid-1980s, television programming in most countries of the world was dominated by a small...

 characterized by its multitude of channels. It is based in Jeddah
Jeddah, Jiddah, Jidda, or Jedda is a city located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. The...

, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

. The company was founded in October 1993 by Saleh Abdullah Kamel
Saleh Abdullah Kamel
Saleh Abdullah Kamel is a Saudi businessman, chairman and founder of the Dallah al Baraka Group . He is also the chairman of the General Council for Islamic Banks. He is estimated to be worth about $5.3 billion, ranking number 12 on Arabian Business list of richest Arabs 2008...

, a Saudi businessman. ART is a private company specializing in family entertainment, including movies, music and sport.

ART is common in Saudi Arabia for its exclusive sports event broadcasts, particularly the Saudi Leagues. ART lost a significant amount of its audience share after the launch of many similar free-to-air channels like Rotana
Rotana (television)
Rotana is a series of free television channels broadcast terrestrially in Saudi Arabia and on satellite television for the Arab World and the Arab Diaspora. The channels are part of the Rotana Group a big pan-Arab entertainment group.-General:...

 Channels, which is owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and member of the Saudi royal family. He is the nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. An entrepreneur and international investor he has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market.He is founder and CEO of...


ART produces over 6,000 live and recorded shows every year including family-oriented dramas, series, plays, sports programs, music videos and documentaries. The network has the largest Arabic movie library in the Middle East and (as part of the AMC conglomerate) has been associated with leading film production studios in the Arab world for well over 30 years.


ART is broadcasting via the Arabsat, Nilesat
Nilesat is an Egyptian company, and the name of a series of Egyptian communications satellites. It was established in 1996 with the purpose of operating Egyptian satellites and their associated ground control station and uplinking facilities...

 and Hotbird satellites. Most ART Channels are encrypted using Irdeto
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 2 Encryption. ART's technical broadcast facilities are based in Jordan Media City in Amman
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, Jordan
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ART Channel List

Arab Radio and TV Network consists of the following channels:
  • ART Aflam 1: Arabic movie channel
  • ART Aflam 2: Arabic movie channel
  • ART Cinema: Arabic movie channel
  • ART Hekayat: Arabic series channel
  • ART Hekayat Kaman: Arabic series channel (Syria and Gulf series)
  • ART Hekayat Zaman: Arabic series channel (Old series)
  • ART Tarab: Classic song channel
  • ART Al-'Alami: Saudi Sports Channel for FC
  • ART AlZaeem: Saudi Sport Channel for [Al-Hilal]
  • Iqraa: Religious Islamic programming (not encrypted)
  • ART Sport 7 : Sports channel
  • ART Prime Sport: English language sport channel
  • Al-Jazeera Sport +1-+10: Multilingual exclusive sports channels

International channels distributed by ART
  • Star World
    STAR World
    STAR World is an Asian English language cable and satellite television network owned by Star TV and Fox International Channels, fully owned subsidiaries of News Corporation. The channel is the successor of STAR Plus, a subsidiary of News Corporation...

     : English Enterntainement
  • Star Movies
    STAR Movies
    STAR Movies is an Asian movie channel owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, subsidiaries of News Corporation.-History:STAR Movies was launched on 1 May 1994...

    : English Movies Channel
  • National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel, also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo, is a subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual...

     : Documentary Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild : Documentary Channel
  • Nat Geo Adventure : Documentary Channel
  • Animal Planet
    Animal Planet
    Animal Planet is an American cable tv specialty channel that launched on October 1, 1996. It is distributed by Discovery Communications. A high-definition simulcast of the channel launched on September 1, 2007.-History:...

     : Documentary Channel
  • Zone Reality
    Zone Reality
    Zone Reality is a European reality television channel.Zone Reality broadcasts in both analogue and digital to over 120 million viewers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America....

     : Reality / Documentary Channel
  • Discovery Science
    Discovery Science
    Discovery science is a scientific methodology which emphasizes analysis of large volumes of experimental data with the goal of finding new patterns or correlations, leading to hypothesis formation and other scientific methodologies.Discovery-based methodologies are often viewed in contrast to...

    : Documentary Channel
  • TCM
    -Arts and sciences:* Trinity College of Music, a leading music conservatory, based in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom* Theory of Condensed Matter group, a theoretical physics research group in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge...

     ( Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Classic Movies is a movie-oriented cable television channel, owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner, featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. film libraries...

    ) : English Classic Movies
  • Boomerang
    Boomerang (TV channel)
    Boomerang is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. Boomerang specializes in reruns of animated programming from Time Warner's extensive archives, including pre-1986 MGM, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises...

     : Children's Channel
  • Cartoon Network
    Cartoon Network
    Cartoon Network is a name of television channels worldwide created by Turner Broadcasting which used to primarily show animated programming. The channel began broadcasting on October 1, 1992 in the United States....

     : Children's Channel
  • Baby TV : Children's Channel
  • Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

     : News Channel
  • B4U Movies
    B4U Movies
    B4U Movies is a Bollywood movie digital TV channel based in Mumbai available on more than 8 different satellites, in more than 100 countries including the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, Canada and India...

     : Indian Movies Channel
  • Granada TV : English Entertainment
  • Channel [V] India : Indian Music Channel
  • Channel [V] International : Music Channel
  • B4U Music
    B4U Music
    B4U Music is a music-themed digital TV channel available on more than 8 different satellites, in more than 100 countries including the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, Canada and India...

     : Indian Music Channel

Previous Channels
  • ART Sports 1-6
  • Hallmark Channel
    Hallmark Channel
    The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts across the United States. Their programming includes a mix of television movies/miniseries, syndicated series, and lifestyle shows that are appropriate for the whole family...

  • Jetix
    Jetix was a worldwide children's television programming brand owned by The Walt Disney Company. The Jetix brand was used for blocks and channels featuring action-related and adventure-related live-action and animated programming. It was also what Disney eventually turned Fox Kids into...


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