MBC Masr was launched in 2012. One of the leading satellite channels in Egypt since its inception, it is one of the country’s most popular channels alongside its sister channels MBC and MBC Masr 2.
A private Arabic-language channel, it provides free content, mainly entertainment and current affairs. In 2014, the channel has been hosting the El Bernameg show of comedian Bassem Youssef (that CBC dropped in November 2013), only to drop it as well.
Its board is headed by owner Walid Al Ibrahim, one of the wealthiest Saudi Arabian businessmen. Mohamed Abdel Motaal is the Director General of MBC network. As such, he heads MBC Masr.
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MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Center)
Waleed Al-Ibrahim, is one of the most prominent well off Saudi figures. He is the owner of MBC group and Al Arabiya news channel. Walid Al Ibrahim is the brother of Al-Jawhara bint Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim, widow of the late King Fahd Bin Abdul
Walid Al-Ibrahim, see above.
Mohamed Abdel Motaal (General Manager), is an Egyptian media professional. He has launched and developped 13 state-owned and private channels and played a great role in launching specialized radio and TV stations for the State. He also contributed to the
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There is no information available on the channel’s viewership. However, based on the knowledge of the advisory group, MBC Masr is one of Egypt’s most watched TV station according to the latest data they could access from Ipsos Marketing Research company (2016).