Al Mayadeen is a Beirut based Lebanese News channel launched in June 2012. The Pan-Arab satellite channel has presence in almost all the Arab countries and across the world via online facility. Arab News television is the property of AL Mayadeen along with a radio station, an advertising company, a production house and other media related-projects. Al Mayadeen has bureaus and offices in Tunisia, Cairo and Tehran, apart from its headquarter in Beirut. The committed competitor of Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabia, Al Arabiya and BBC Arabic Television is led by Ghassan bin Jiddo, the head of board of directors. Formerly working as head of Al Jazeera’s Beirut and Iran offices and hosting a show, Ghassan joined Mayadeen as the program director and head on the commencement of channel on June 11, 2012.
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Many of the notable staff taken on by the TV were before in Al Jazeera, Al Manar TV, Al Ittihad TV and other mainstream Arabic news houses. However most of the correspondents and editors are former Al Jazeereans. The correspondents of the Mayadeen also have foot in Amman, Khartoum, Comoros, Mauritania, Rabat and Tripoli. George Galloway a former British MP is a renowned presenter of at the channel. A Free Word hosted by George Galloay and Hadeeth Dimashq (Damascus dialogue) are among the 17 distinct and prominent programs of the television to be on aired daily with news bulletins, reports and heated discussions. Al Mayadeen so far has been seen as a news market with tilt towards Hezbollah and Iran. The loyalties of the channel have always been in question and is said to be allegedly funded by Hezbollah and Iran. Many have criticized the channel for its anti-Israel/Saudi stance and pro-Palestine/Iran propagation.
|Network||Al Mayadeen Satellite Media Network|
|Launch||11 June 2012|
|Slogan||Reality As It Is|