AVT Khyber - Pashto TV making waves in Afghanistan

Afghanistan under Taliban rule had banned television considering it to be morally corrupt. Since the fall of the Taliban government, satellite television has gained massive popularity with dishes springing up onto rooftops in even the most remote corners of the country. In the last few years hundreds of channels have become available to the people of Afghanistan, though it could be argued that few channels adhere to the traditional values of the people. Read more ...
Grand Prix - Live coverage of Formula One racing

Without a doubt Formula One Grand Prix Motor Racing is one of the most popular televised sports around the world. Unfortunately for viewers of terrestrial and cable television in Australia the sport often takes a second place to other programing. Diehard Formula One fans need not settle for delayed coverage of the race late at night, a number of digital satellite stations available in Australia and New Zealand offer live coverage of both days of qualifying action as well as the race itself. Read more ...
Iran - Media direct from one of the world's hotspots

One great advantage of the digital media revolution is the ability to access a wide range of views on current news events direct from a variety of sources. By directly accessing the American media you can contemplate the United State's position that Iran is part of an "axis of evil". The Iranian media has an opposing perspective and this can also be received with ease by digital satellite in. Read more ...
Earth TV - The live global video-cam network

Most people are familiar with the concept of a web-cam on the Internet; a static image that is updated frequently. Unfortunately web-cams often only present a low resolution image which may only be updated every thirty to sixty seconds. A dramatic improvement on the web-cam concept is the Earth TV Network, a series of un-manned, live, high quality video cameras that pan and zoom across some of the most interesting views on the planet. Read more ...
Al-Jazeera - Balanced or just a mouthpiece for Osama?

Aljazeera has never been far from controversy since it was launched in November 1996. Broadcasting from modest studios in Doha, Qatar, the news network is the media outlet of choice for Al-Qaeda, has been the target of USA bombings and has sent shockwaves throughout the whole Arab world. With over fifty million viewers Aljazeera is one of the most widely watched news networks in the world. Read more ...
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Satdirectory is all about guiding you to interesting and exotic media that can be received by back-yard dishes in Australia and New Zealand. Profiles of selected free-to-air satellite broadcasters  are regularly added here to complement the DVD-ROM content on the Satdirectory DVDs. Visit this page frequently to see the latest media offerings.
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profiles of middle-eastern broadcasters
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Ishtar TV -  Television from Iraq's northern minorities

Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan has been throughout history a centre for the worship of the Assyrian goddess Ishtar. Ishtar, the goddess of love and beauty is now also the name of a television station that aims to promote the heritage and culture of Iraq's northern minorities. Ishtar TV transmitting from studios in Ankawa, a town near Erbil, broadcasts in Assyrian, Arabic and Kurdish. Future plans include the expansion of it's services to also include Turkish and English programs. Read more ...
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Al-Jazzera - About to shake-up the English language news networks?

Ten years after the launch of its controversial Al-Jazeera satellite television channel, the small nation of Qatar is preparing to launch another controversial project - an English language TV channel. Al-Jazeera International launches mid 2006.. Read more ...
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