TS News - Egyptian Channels To Launch On Alphastar

TELE-satellit News, 9 November 1996

Egyptian Channels To Launch On Alphastar
  NEW YORK, New York, USA (TS) -- AlphaStar Television Network has announced
that it will begin the launch of its multicultural programming line-up on
November 8th with the introduction of a three channel package produced by
the Egyptian Radio & Television Union in Cairo, Egypt.

  The Arab culture package includes the Egyptian Satellite Channel (ESC), a
24-hour news, information and entertainment service; Nile Drama, which
showcases premier movies and television serials; and Nile TV, which offers
English language programming, news, entertainment and Egyptian movies with
English subtitles. North American news of particular interest to the Arabic
community will also be covered.

  The channels will be available to anyone with an AlphaStar-compatible
small dish satellite television system. Subscribers can add ESC to their
AlphaStar programming for an introductory rate of $17.99 per month. With the
purchase of an annual subscription, consumers receive one free month of ESC
programming and lock in the introductory rate, said Alphastar.

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