Télé Liban

Télé Liban
Type Terrestrial & satellite television network
Country Lebanon
Availability Lebanon
Arab World
European Union
United States
Owner Lebanese Public (Governmental corporation)
Official website
Official website

Télé Liban (TL) (Arabic: تلفزيون لبنان) is the first Lebanese public television network, owned by the Lebanese government.


Télé Liban was originally launched in 1959 by General Sleiman Nawfal with the aid of France.[1][2] It was merged with two privately owned stations, CLT and Télé Orient, in November 1976.[3]

TL is the current Lebanese member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[1]


The chair of the channel is appointed by the Lebanese cabinet. Jean Claude Boulos and Ibrahim Khoury were former presidents of the channel during the 1990s.[4] As of 2014 Talal Makdessi is the president of the channel.[2]


As of 2012, Télé Liban became available for viewers in North and South America through over-the-top technology on myTV.[5]


  1. 1 2 "Tele Liban". Tele Liban. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Lebanese media coverage of oil and gas sector" (PDF). SKeyes. August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. Harb, Zahera. Channel of Resistance in Lebanon: Liberation Propaganda, page 97
  4. "Lahoud implores Tele-Liban to prioritize satellite broadcasting". The Daily Star. 30 April 1999. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  5. Channels List My TV.
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