Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC) is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sharjah TV, one of the leading TV channels in the UAE, during a special ceremony that will take place at the corporation’s headquarters in Sharjah on Thursday, February 13, at 10:30 am, in presence of decision makers and senior officials from various sectors, as well as media representatives, special guests, and senior officials and employees from SMC.
The ceremony will see Sharjah Media Corporation present a number of programmes about Sharjah TV’s inception and beginnings and will highlight the role of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in supporting the media sector in Sharjah and formulating the appropriate directions and strategies. The programmes will recall 25 years of milestones that have led Sharjah TV to come to the fore as one of the leading broadcasters in the country and region.
Sharjah Media Corporation will honour a number of media figures who have significantly contributed to the development of Sharjah TV, including the founders and pioneers who lived the beginning of Sharjah TV. They will be honoured in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the success of Sharjah TV.
Speaking on the occasion, HE Dr. Khalid Al Midfa, Director General of SMC, said: “Our celebration of the silver anniversary comes as a culmination of a long series of dedicated efforts that combined have lead Sharjah TV to take a leading position in the country and region. Our new generation continues to stay abreast with the latest developments in international media and to set new benchmarks in many fields. As we mark this occasion, we would like to affirm that the level of excellence and leading position we have reached would not have been possible without the unlimited support and prudent vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the follow up and directives of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation.”
In the same context, HE Mohamed Khalaf, Manager of Sharjah TV & Radio, said: “We are proud to continue devoted work under this prestigious name, Sharjah TV, and to set clear and effective benchmarks in the UAE media, to help this medium safeguard the gains of the union and achieve the ambitions and aspirations of our valued citizens. We believe our performance will be even better in the coming period in the light of the new renovations and technologies being adopted since end of last year, which will enable us to produce distinctive programmes for spectators and help convey our national message to new generations.”
The foundation stone for the construction of Sharjah TV premises was laid on 18th of November 1985. The construction was completed in 31st of August 1988, and Sharjah Television officially started its transmission on the 11th of February 1989, after being inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. Sharjah TV telecasts programmes in Arabic, English and Urdu.
Sharjah Television was among the first broadcasters in the region to move from terrestrial to satellite transmission in October 1996, in order to be the first Arabic cultural channel. In August 1997 the Sharjah Satellite channel was credited with the title ‘The Arab cultural channel’ by the Higher Committee held in Beirut to discuss the coordination between Satellite channels. Many of Sharjah TV’s programmes have won gold, silver and bronze medals and certificates on many occasions, particularly at ‘Cairo TV and Radio Festivals’.
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