Information minister discussing launch of two new state-run channels

Information minister discussing launch of two new state-run channels

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Mon, 14/01/2013 - 22:43

Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud met with Ismail al-Shishtawy, president of the Radio and Television Union, to discuss the launch of two new state-run channels.

The first would be a channel for children, similar to Spacetoon. The second proposal is a documentary channel similar to Al Jazeera Documentary, which would be sponsored by a major oil company.

The project was first developed by Ali Abdel Rahman, head of the specialized channels department, but he resigned before its implementation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm