Al Mayadeen ("The Squares" in Arabic) is a pan-Arabist satellite television channel launched on 11 June 2012 in Lebanon. The channel aims at reducing the influence of the popular Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya networks, both funded by oil-rich Sunni Gulf Arab countries.
It also plans to present an alternative to mainstream Arab satellite media, largely dominated by these two channels.
All-news Arab TV news channels, BBC News Arabic and Sky News Arabia are other competitors of the channel.
Posted by arabiciptv on August 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM