Al Thanya is the Egyptian second public channel (also known as ERTU 2). It started broadcast in 1961, a year after the Egyptian state-owned network was launched (Egyptian Radio and Television Union - ERTU: dotnet.ertu.org/). From 1967 to the early 1980’s, the ERTU broadcast was limited to Al Oula and Al Thanya for economic reasons.
Al Thanya channel broadcasts entertainment, political and cultural programs. Its most prominent program was “Al Bayt Baytak”, a talk show that discussed political issues in the last years of former President Mubarak.
Like other state-owned media, Al Thanya, is managed by the National Media Authority.
Media Companies / Groups
National Media Authority
Al Thaneya is owned by the State and managed by the National Media Authority
Naela Farouk, was appointed Head of the Television Sector by the National Media Authority in 2018.
Nahla Abdel Aziz, is the head of Al Thanaya Channel.
Other Important People
is President of the National Media Authority; he took office in April 2017, by a decision of the President Sisi. This was the first time that the National Media Authority was formed in accordance with the provisions of the 2014 Constitution, which abolished the Ministry of Information.
Radio and Televisin Building
Nile Corniche, Cairo
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No information is available on Al Thanya viewership. However, the MOM team could rely on a group of experts who estimated that Al Thanya is one of the ten most popular TV channels in Egypt.