TELEVISION STATIONS IN LEBANON

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In addition to the government run Télé Liban, licences have been issued for 5 political stations. Additionally one other station is permitted to operate. Times given below are local. 24h indicates that the station broadcasts 24 hours per day.
SECAM System B (VHF) & G (UHF) is used.  Polarisation is usually Horizontal.

Category 1 stations (political)

MTV Mont Liban Building, Avenue Fouad Chehab, Fassouh, Achrafieh, (or P.O.Box 16-6000) Beirut. Tel: 01-217000. Fax: 01-423121. email: mtv@mtv.com.lb Internet: www.mtv.com.lb/ 1700-0130.

Future TV  White House, Rue Spears, Sanayeh, P.O.Box 13-6052, Beirut. Tel: 01-355355 Fax: 01-753232 email:   future@future.com.lb  Internet: www.future.com.lb/   24h  Also on Arabsat 2A, 3A & Nilesat 101

LBCI  Adma, Zone Jaune, Rue 4 Bis (or P.O.Box 165853), Beirut   Tel: 09-850850 Fax:09-850916 email: lbci@lbci.com.lb   Internet: www.lbcgroup.tv  24h
In addition to their analogue transmissions, LBCI have begun a digital TV service in the Beirut area on channel 33. It currently carries 2 programmes.

NBN  Adnan al Hakim Street, Hala Building, Block A, Jnah, (or P.O.Box 13-6633, Chouran) Beirut. Tel: 01-841020 Fax: 01-841029 email: info@nbn.com.lb Internet: www.nbn.com.lb/ 24h  (inc Sat TV)

Al Manar   Abed Al-Nour Street, Haret Hre´k, ( or P O Box 354/25) Beirut  Tel: 01-276000 Fax: 01-555953 email: info@manartv.com  Internet: www.manartv.com  Arabic/Hebrew  24h Also on satellite

Télé Liban   P.O.Box 4848, Beirut.  Tel: 01-300360 Fax: 01-301161   email: tl@tele-liban.com  Internet: www.teleliban.com.lb/  0700-0200 in French/Arabic/English

New TV   Jabal al Arab Street, Wata el Mousaitbeh, (or P O Box 11-5858) Beirut    Tel: 01-303300 Fax: 01-818389 email: info@newtvsat.com Internet: www.newtvsat.com  0630-0030  UHF 37, 41, 51 & 62.  Also on ArabSat & NileSat

Zen TV email: feedback@zentvonline.com Internet:www.zentvonline.com

Permitted to operate

Télé Lumière 2nd floor, Dora Commercial Centre (or  P.O.Box 1550, Jounieh) Beirut. Tel: 01-255501 Fax: 01-255500 email: info@telelumiere.com Internet: www.telelumiere.com 0700-1800

These have recently been licenced but are not on air yet:
ICNI   Sassine, Achrafieh Tel: 01-201105
UTV   (a merger between NTV and CVN)
A recent report said that ICN and UTV have had their licenses withdrawn due to non-payment of licence fees.

MBC  Lebanon Genfinor Center, Bloc C. 4th floor, Clemenceau Street, Hamra, Beirut  Tel.: 961-1-745400 email: aelmasry@uk.mbctvsat.com

Other (unlicensed) stations
Cablevision
al Faiha
Hillal TV - closed down?
Middle East TV  Marjayoun  Postal address: Box 247, Qiryat Shimona, 10200 Israel  Tel: +972 66 959588  Fax: +972 66 950007  email: comments@metv.org Internet: www.metv.org/  operated from Marjayoun, South Lebanon  0800-0000 Sun 1030-0030   Also on Amos 1 satellite. Now closed.

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Author: Jack FitzSimons
Last Update: 18 August 2006