Al Itrah Broadcasting Network Television (IBN TV) is an Islamic television and radio broadcaster that transmits IBN TV and Radio Maarifa from Dar es Salaam and Tanga respectively.

It was established under the management of Al Itrah Foundation and has been on air officially since March 2003. IBN TV is a private media that begun after liberalization of the media industry in Tanzania. IBN TV is the first Islamic channel in Tanzania. It covers almost the entire region of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Arusha and Mwanza.

IBN TV broadcasts in four different languages namely English, Swahili, Gujarati and Urdu. Its programmeming aims to not only appeal to both Muslims and non-Muslims but also to educate the curious non-Muslims.


The 24-hour schedule includes:

  • Latest National and International news
  • Islamic lectures by renowned and popular community speakers (
  • Islamic talk shows on a variety of subjects
  • Islamic articles
  • Islamic children’s programmemes
  • Health Shows
  • Features on; Art & craft and cooking