Qatar Television 2 is a Qatar Government owned public service national television channel in Qatar which is owned and run by Qatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation. The channel broadcasts various programmes including news, economical bulletins, documentaries, religious programmes and entertainment.
Qatar Television, (Arabic: تلفزيون قَطَر); abbreviated as Qatar TV or QTV), is a Qatar Government owned public service national television channel in Qatar which is owned and run by Qatar General Broadcasting and Television Corporation. The channel broadcasts various programmes including news, economical bulletins, documentaries, religious programmes and entertainment.
Launched in August 1970, QTV was the first television network to produce and transmit its own programmes in the country. Programmes were aired every day for three to four hours with a 50 kW transmitter. In 1974, it began transmitting color broadcasts. It had a monopoly on television audience until 1993, when Qatar Cablevision began broadcasting satellite channels. Despite the broadening of television offerings, Qatar TV remains popular amongst locals.
Alryyan TV(Arabic; قناة الريان الفضائية) is one of the arms of Al Rayyan Media and Marketing Company of the Special Engineering Office, the manufacturing company, and through "Al Rayyan" Productions a series of films and programs for the organizing committee of the national day celebrations.
AlRayyan TV adopts Qatar National Vision (2030) and aspires to be a supportive media for achieving sustainable development through three main functions: "Development, Awareness and Entertainment", which the channel will translate into a program mix representing its media strategy. Al Rayyan is a diverse channel that targets the Qatari community as a key audience and takes into account the specificity of its national identity and aspirations. It aims at promoting the development of the society and educating its groups to contribute to the realization of the Qatar National Vision (2030). It also promotes the values of virtue and positiveness, the authenticity of the Qatari heritage, the support of social communication and the promotion of the spirit of competition and creative thinking among the youth in general and all segments of society in general. Useful and within the framework of combining interest and entertainment using the best production and broadcast techniques. The channel will also keep abreast of the times by announcing a visionary creed that supports the renaissance of Qatar and contributes to sustainable development.
Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيرة, romanized: al-jazīrah, literally "The Island", though referring to the Arabian Peninsula in context) is a free-to-air international Arabic news channel based in Doha, Qatar that is operated by the media conglomerate Al Jazeera Media Network. The channel is a flagship of the media conglomerate and hence, is the only single offering to carry the name as simply "Al Jazeera" in its branding.
The channel's willingness to broadcast no holds barred views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. One of the station's office was the only channel to cover the War in Afghanistan live.
The parent holding is a "private foundation for public benefit" under Qatari law. Under this organisational structure, the parent receives funding from the government of Qatar but maintains its editorial independence. The network is sometimes perceived to have mainly Islamist perspectives, promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, and having a pro-Sunni and an anti-Shia bias in its reporting of regional issues. Al Jazeera insists it covers all sides of a debate and says it presents Israel's views and Iran's views with equal objectivity. Al Jazeera has aired videos released by Osama bin Laden.
In June 2017, the Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini, and Egyptian governments insisted the closure of the entire conglomerate as one of thirteen demands made to Government of Qatar during the Qatar diplomatic crisis. Other media networks have spoken out in support of the network. According to The Atlantic magazine, Al Jazeera presents a far more moderate, Westernized face than Islamic jihadism or rigid Sunni orthodoxy and though the network has been criticized as "an 'Islamist' stalking horse", it actually features "very little specifically religious content in its broadcasts."