Lebanon’s MTV is Back?
Once Lebanon’s most hyped TV channel, MTV would start broadcasting again, making a comeback after it was closed by a court order on Sept.4, 2002, during Syrian hegemony over Lebanon.
Previously, MTV targetted the specified intellectual mass, hence a comeback today for the once partly francophone channel could also raise an eye brow to a potential relaunch of the widely loved, S.L.Shi.
To non-Lebanese, MTV was like HBO for Americans.
MTV managers will hold a press conference next week to declare the network’s plans.
Our collegue at the Arab Media Review, stated on the 15th of this month:
Now that the divorce between Antoine Choueiri group and LBC Group is done, and after resolving the last political problems, our website has learned that MTV will announce next week that it will resume broadcasting. The probable date is the 23rd of January.
Touché Jihad… touché.
Update (01/02/2009) : Media Wars & the 2009 Lebanese election
Update: (07/04/2009): MTV has officially relaunched. To watch MTV and other Lebanese TV stations live, please refer to our colleague at the innercircle.
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