2003 News Story

Information minister announces new Saudi news channel

Minister of Information Dr. Fouad Al-Farsi announced today endorsement by the Saudi government for the launch of a news channel, to be the fourth channel of Saudi Television. Preparations are now under way, he said, explaining that the new channel will produce news programs that are concerned with analysis of current issues and developments in all aspects, political, economic, cultural and social. One of its goals is to provide comprehensive local news coverage as well as focusing on regional events. It will also feature special talk shows on political, economic and social topics.