JORDAN / Jordanian television prepares to launch a third channel

jordanie-drapeauJRTV, Jordan’s national broadcasting company created in 1985 by merging Jordanian Radio and Jordan Television, is about to launch its third TV channel, subject to funding approval by Parliament. “The new channel will broadcast drama and programmes for young people and families,” Ramadan Rawashdeh, JRTV’s Director General, told The Jordan Times. It is aimed primarily at Arab regional viewers, supplementing the two existing satellite TV channels, and will employ about 170 people.

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