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Future TV
Future Television
Future tv logo 2012.jpg
Launched15 February 1993
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
SloganLook further
CountryLebanon
LanguageArabic
Armenian
French
English
Broadcast areaLebanon
Middle East
North Africa
HeadquartersBeirut, Lebanon
Websitefuturetvnetwork.com
Availability
Terrestrial
NilesatUHF service

Future Television (Arabic: ? ‎, Televiziyon al-Mustaqbal) is a Lebanese free-to-air television station founded in 1993 by Rafik Hariri, a former Prime Minister of Lebanon. Future TV is also available via satellite in the Arab World, European Union, United States, Canada, and Australia. Politically, the channel supports the views of the Future Movement. The channel has also a sister channel, Future News. Future Television was forced into closing on May 9, during the 2008 Lebanon conflict. After moving its broadcasting headquarters, the station was back on the air on May 13 at 4:30 p.m (Lebanese Local Time). On May 16, the station went back to its original offices.

History

Future Television is a Lebanese owned and operated company founded in 1993. First launched in Lebanon on February 15, 1993, Future Television, although the youngest of the Lebanese stations back then, became the nation's fastest growing station.

On October 1994, Future Television started a trial satellite broadcasting over the footprint of Arabsat 1D. The testing period lasted two months and . Shortly after, Future International was launched on the Arabsat 2A transponder.

In 1996, in compliance with the new Lebanese audio visual law, Future Television restructured its ownership. Future Television presently has around 90 new shareholders, all from the Lebanese business, social and media elite.

Competitors

The main and direct competitors of Future TV are Murr Television and Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation

Future Television brands

Defunct brands

  • Zein TV: This channel had programs aimed at a younger adult audience, with discussions and content relevant to Arab youth. Reasons for shutting down this channel remain unclear.
  • Future News: This channel used to air news and political programs. The channel shut down on 20 August 2012 because the channel changed into a brand new version it was merged with the main future.

Popular programs

Future TV has produced many popular programs including SuperStar (Arabic version of Pop Idol), La Youmal (a comedy/skit show), Miss Elite Top Model, El Halka AlAd'af (Arabic version of The Weakest Link), El Fakh (Arabic version of The Trap) & Alakhbar (News & weather) which is usually broadcast daily on different times in Arabic, English, French, and even Armenian.[]

Its most famous talk show is Sireh wo infatahit ? ? (Arabic for Open for Discussion) hosted by Zaven Kouyoumdjian. The show, which discusses various social and political issues, is thought to be the highest rating talk show in the Arab World.

Future TV's longest running show is Khaleek bill bait ? (Arabic for Stay at Home) hosted by Zahi Wehbe. The show interviews artists and intellectuals from the Arab World. The show used to be co-hosted by Shahnaz Abdallah.

Future TV broadcasts the Lebanese Football League and some games played by the Lebanon national football team.

A new show called "Transit" presented by talented anchor Najat Sharafeddine airing Sunday nights on Future Television is competing with a lot of other "Media Talk shows" aired on Lebanese and Middleastern TV corporations.

Logos

Future TV personalities

Past

Present

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