Rotana launches three TV channels in Indonesia

Rotana launches three TV channels in Indonesia
Turki Al-Shabanah, head of Rotana TV.
Updated 07 March 2017

Rotana launches three TV channels in Indonesia

Rotana launches three TV channels in Indonesia

JEDDAH: Rotana, one of the region’s biggest media networks, has launched three television channels dedicated to the Indonesian market.
The launch coincided with King Salman’s recent visit to Indonesia, as part of his ongoing month-long Asia tour. It marks Rotana’s first venture in the world’s largest Muslim country by population, the Saudi Arabia-based media company said in a statement.
The three channels are being launched in partnership with “Lightning” and distributed via SMV Free Cable.
The first is a religious channel, while the second is dedicated to Arabic films, with the third broadcasting general content.
The preparations for the launch have been ongoing for some time, Rotana said, with the announcement made on the day the Saudi king landed in Indonesia.
“These channels will cater to the Indonesian population in addition to the resident Arabs (through) a bouquet of programs... some will be in Arabic, while others will be dubbed into Indonesian and English (languages),” Rotana said in a statement.