|Nile TV International|
|Launched||31 October 1994|
|Owned by||Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Middle East, Arab World, Africa, Europe, United States|
|Galaxy 19 at 97.0° West||12028 MHz Horizontal / 21991 / 3/4|
|Intelsat 905 at 24.5° West||3688 MHz Right Circular / 21050 / 3/4|
|Eutelsat 8 West C at 7.5° West||11034 MHz Vertical / 27500 / 3/4|
|Nilesat 102 at 7.0° West||12054 MHz Vertical / 27500 / 5/6|
|Nilesat 201 at 7.0°W||11766 MHz Horizontal / 27500 / 5/6|
Nile TV International is a public Egyptian television channel. It is the second Egyptian satellite television news network in Egypt, and the first Arab satellite channel to broadcast its programs in foreign languages; English, French, and formerly Hebrew.
Nile TV International is broadcast on four satellites, and therefore, its transmission reaches the whole Arab World, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Moreover, it is also broadcast as a terrestrial channel on the UHF band.
In July 2009, Nile TV International became formally part of the News Center of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU), headed by Abdel-Latif el-Menawy.
Nile TV International sheds light on Egyptian and Arab cultural, tourist, economic and artistic issues, with strong emphasis on news which is given first priority. It also plays a very important role at the informative, cultural, artistic, economic and tourist levels.
According to itself, the aims of Nile TV International are therefore to:
- Address foreign viewers in Egypt and all over the world with regard to culture, economy, tourism, and art, and to initiate a constructive dialogue between different cultures in foreign languages.
- Present the views of the Egyptian government and people on various issues concerning the Arab World and the Middle East, as well as global issues.
- Reflect the image of modern Egypt, and all its concrete achievements in the form of national projects in the fields of education, women's rights, health care, and the establishment of a democratic atmosphere.
- Broadcast news events from Egypt and the Arab World, and analyzing and discussing them with officials, politicians, analysts and cultured Egyptians, Arabs and foreigners in foreign languages.
- Present objective news on international events, analyzing and discussing those events to help foreign viewers understand the truth about the Egyptian and Arab stances on the current international events in order to protect foreign viewers from falling prey to biased media.
- Present images of Egypt and reflect its religions and values, humanitarianism and tolerance.
There used to be a two-hour daily Hebrew service. The broadcast could be viewed outside of Egyptian borders from 6:00 PM CAT to 8:00 PM CAT, and aimed to represent a pan-Arab view.
The channel's current president is Sameh Ragaee, who was previously the president of Al-Nile Al-Akhbar (Nile News) Channel. He took the post in 2014. The former president, Dr. Mervat Mohsen, had to resign because of a mistake caused by the shift supervisor, who broadcast a documentary on former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
- Hassan Hamed
- Youssef Sherif Rizkallah
- Halla Hashish
- Dr. Mervat Mohsen
- Nashwa Shalakany
- Mervat el-Kaffas
Anchors and reporters
Current English anchors
- Nermin Nazim
- Hend Farrag
- Nesreen Bahaa El-Din
- Yasser Abdel Hakim
- Radwa Mobarak
- Hany Seif
- Mahetab El-Afandi
- Mayssa Maher
- Mohamed Abdel Rehim
- Ibrahim Kabeel
- Dina Hussein
- Hala El-Hamalawy
- Mona Sweilam
- Nancy Sarah Barakat
- Yasmin Bakir
Current English reporters
- Mona Moselhy
- Angy Maher
- Nermine Abdel Rahman
- Sally Lamloum
- Amira Mohsen
- Aya El-Batrawy
- Yasmine Ibrahim
- Karim Gamal El-Din
Former English anchors
- Nihal Saad
- Sami Zidan
- Ayman Salah
- Ahmed El-Naggar
- Shahira Amin
- Panorama News
- Front Line
- Open to Question
- Arab Affairs
- Business World
- Nile Cruise
- Cairo Watch
- Egypt Today
In Ramadan 2009, the channel embarked on a daily two-hour talk show which aired from downtown Azhar park. "Egyptian Nights" aired 30 episodes and included several high-profile guests and extensive reporting.
- ↑ "Egypt to launch new television channel Nadia about el Magd".
- ↑ Hershman, Tania (December 21, 2001). "Israel's Online Bridge to Arabic". Wired Magazine.