Attention, Viewers in Middle East/North Africa as well as North America..
For immediate release, Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2009
We have just launched a test transmission of the revolutionary Ahlulbayt TV on Nilesat/AtlanticBird which covers the Middle East and North Africa. If you have a dish and satellite receiver, all you have to do is search for the following parameters on your receiver:
NileSat (Atlantic Bird)
Symbol Rate 27,500
Don't Miss Out on Ahlulbayt TV's Muharram lineup, including the LIVE shows from Karbala
The world is bracing for a media revolution with the Ashura coverage of Ahlulbayt TV.
Important Information for North American Viewers:
We regularly receive emails asking us how North American viewers can watch Ahlulbayt TV. It is important to note that you do not need to subscribe to watch Ahlulbayt TV (though a voluntary subscription or one-off donation would be very welcome to help us cover our transmission costs) and only need to install a small satellite dish and a DVB receiver to watch the channel. Dish Network and other cable operators currently do not carry Ahlulbayt TV. Instead, it is now carried Free-to-Air. So you can obtain installation services from any local satellite installation technician. For example, try Googling "satellite installation services in [your city]" and ask about Galaxy 19 reception (which the satellite which carries Ahlulbayt TV). It's a simple, straightforward, one-off installation which should cost a couple of hundred Dollars. Then, relax, and enjoy our revolutionary and exciting lineup of programming from 'The Holy Household.. For Every Household'!
Ahlulbayt TV team
Daily Shows in the 10 days of Moharram:
1- Painting a Portrait
2- Fatima: The Lady of Light
3- The Journey to Sham (3 part series)
4- The voices Behind the Message - Poetry Documentary
5- The Voice of Sorrow
6- Ladies of Light (women's show)
7- Hussain; Martyr of Muslims (Sunni views on Imam hussain)
8- Karbala: When Skies Wept Blood - Acclaimed documentary
9- Caravan of Pride - Acclaimed film about the aftermath of Ashura
Karbala Round Up
Description: 1 Hour Daily News Round up With Dr. Rebecca Masterton as well as commentary on the live transmission from the holy city of Karbala.
London Time: 8AM - 9AM & 11PM - 12PM GMT
Description: Afternoon show hosted by Dr. Rebecca Masterton with a number of Karbala Pilgrims who have come to visit Imam Hussein's shrine from across the globe.
London Time: 12PM - 1PM GMT
Description: A live 2 hour scholarly evening show with Dr. Rebecca Masterton and Haj Arif Chandoo and Haj Abbas Datoo, Haj Shams Kanani, Sh. Abbas Ismail, and Haj Makbool Raheem and others.
Duration: 2 Hours
London Time: 7PM - 9PM GMT
Description: A morning Muharram live show discussing issues related to women.
London Time: 10PM - 11PM GMT
Description: A two hour Q&A Live programme with phone-ins with presented by Brother Abdul Raoof Shakoya accompanied by a varity of special guests such as Sayed Mostafa Modarresi, Sayed Hossein Qazwini, and others TBC.
London Time: 1-3 PM GMT
Description: A daily panel youth show looking at role models from Karbala and discussing lessons that could be sought from them for youths.
Children of Ashura
Description: A special daily Muharram show made especially for kids made up of a number of segments which include Qur'an recitations, lectures, cartoons and Nohas for the younger viewers.
Description: A daily panel women's show discussing women issues and relating them to the tragedy of Karbala.
Muharram - Behind the Scenes
Description: A series of daily documentaries looking at different volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to ensure the muharram programmes flow swiftly.