Middle Eastern Cable Channel Launches

A new channel aimed at the local Arab American community is now available to Cox Digital Cable customers in Fairfax County and Fredericksburg.
The Middle Eastern Broadcasting Network started broadcasting earlier this month, offering 24-hour programming in both English and Arabic. Launched earlier this month, the channel's features include soap operas, sporting events, talk shows, children's programming and the news.
There are about 250,000 Arab Americans in the greater Washington region.
"International programming was a big thing customers were asking for," said Alex Horwitz, director of public affairs for Cox Northern Virginia. "If you look at the demographics in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area, this was something any cable company who wants to keep up with the times needs to do."
-- Kendra Marr

By Mike Shepard  |  September 12, 2007; 6:03 PM ET  | Category:  Media
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