2004 News Story

Launch of new satellite television station for the Qur’an

Saudi Arabia has provisionally launched on Nile-Sat a television channel specializing in the Holy Qu’ran. The ‘Al-Fajr’ Channel, to be officially launched in Makkah on August 31, will ultimately be available all over the world. Programming will be in Arabic, with interpretations of the Qur'an available in other languages such as English and French. The aim is to spread the message of the Holy Qur'an by using graphics and other simple techniques, and there will be cartoons for children as well as documentaries on the history of the writing of the Qur'an.