The Sound of Hope is a live program presented by Iranian pastor Rev. Miltan Danil, who can empathize with viewers because he knows how it feels to hit rock bottom. He came from a dysfunctional home and had a troubled childhood; by the age of 17, Miltan was a heroin addict. This program reaches people on many levels.
Together, we are bringing hope to the oppressed, strengthening families caught in difficult situations, and bringing fellowship to the isolated. All through game shows, educational programs, and spiritual testimonies as well as through social media, phone apps, and interactive websites. Explore the programs that are helping to change the Middle East and bring a brighter tomorrow.
Presenter and producer Samia Jallali Kessai and her film crew recorded 26 episodes of a women’s program called You Are Precious. It is in Arabic with Kabyle subtitles, making it accessible to different communities spread throughout Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Libya.
This popular live youth program, which began in 2015, is presented by members of the renowned praise band Strongholds. The show addresses issues that commonly affect teenagers.
Studying Scripture is not just for pastors and teachers. Truth X-Press, a game show on SAT-7 ARABIC, is motivating young adults in their twenties to get into God’s Word. As the title suggests, Truth X-Press (in Arabic, Maarifa X-Press) is a fast-paced Bible quiz competition.
Transformation and Wholeness demonstrates faith in action by addressing issues such as disability, literacy, vocational skills and micro enterprise, as well as programs that encourage peace and reconciliation.
With a desire to address the widespread problem of drug use in Iran, a former child star in Iran, Omid Ahangar is writing and producing Swamp, a 13-episode social drama that considers the cost of addiction in society.
An innovative program on SAT-7 KIDS tells Bible stories using the creative talents of Egypt’s first sand artist. In Stories in the Sand (in Arabic, “Ramleya fi Hekaya”), artist Michael Romany brings parables to life as he pours sand through his fingers and paints moving images on a lit up glass table.
Smile aired its first episode in November 2013 with the topic, “You are special to Jesus.” Children learned that they are gifts from God and He has made them lovable. During the one-hour live show premiere, almost 300 children and parents called the studio!
In its second season, Science and Faith, on SAT-7’s Farsi channel, helps viewers get to grips with the key issues regarding science and faith.
Not Any Kind of Youth (“Mesh Ay Shabab” in Arabic) is aimed at helping young people understand their value to God and how they can have a fruitful spiritual life.
SAT-7 PARS shares a message of new life and brings people together during the Persian New Year celebrations.
When SAT-7 ARABIC launched Needle and Thread, its magazine show for young women, the goal was clear from the start. As Maggie Morgan, an award-winning Egyptian documentary and feature film maker, describes the series “This program seeks to present women that are fully alive. Women not only need to embrace their God-given identities, but to embrace them in full color.”
Now, we are providing the hope that education offers through an “on-air school” for children who cannot go to a physical classroom.
This 40-minute talk show has been going strong since 2002. A recent series combined cartoon and film clip segments with live entertainment and discussions in the studio.
It’s a truism that Middle East societies are male-led and patriarchal. But how do you enable those men to lead well – to lead as people who will serve their families wisely and thoughtfully as well as seek to succeed in their own right? This is the target of Men’s Talk (Kalam Rjal in Arabic), SAT-7 ARABIC’s men’s magazine show which has just completed its sixth season.
Traumatized by war and unable to access healthcare, countless refugees across the MENA region cannot get the help they need to recover from the terrible ordeals they have suffered.
Aya and her producer, director and actor father Hamid are the talents behind the new program Me and My Daughter, which will be aired on both SAT-7 KIDS and SAT-7 ARABIC. The program uses a range of segments to examine the relationship between a father and daughter, which includes some inevitable conflicts.
Little Painter, a Farsi language children’s program for 4- to 10-year-olds, premiered on SAT-7 PARS in the summer of 2016. The new show contributes to the team’s goal of launching a 24-hour internet children’s channel in Farsi.
SAT-7’s weekly worship program We Will Sing – a favorite of many viewers – has begun a new season with an updated format and a new name, Keep on Singing.
Just for You has been created with Syrian viewers in mind and offers counsel, biblical perspectives and prayer for those affected by the conflict in Syria.
You could help save a marriage, prevent a fight between neighbors, or even heal a divided church. Your support for SAT-7 enables the SAT-7 PARS channel to air a new program teaching Farsi speakers how to manage difficult conversations biblically.
A series on SAT-7 PARS helps Iran’s growing house churches “develop techniques of endurance” to persevere through widespread persecution.
One of the most popular programs on SAT-7 ARABIC, this is a vibrant and exciting weekly music show featuring video clips and live songs, with a strong youth focus. Topics from everyday life are discussed alongside Bible readings, music videos and singing. Viewers are encouraged to phone in and the presenters pray for people’s needs.
The church in North Africa has grown significant in recent years. Yet many still worship together in secret or are isolated unable to attend a church. Broadcasting in the Kabyle language, SAT-7 ARABIC is now ministering to North Africans through Free Souls, a documentary series featuring Algerian Christians’ testimonies.
Through a series of comedy sketches, presenters portray different situations in the four stages of life: childhood, youth, middle age and old age. The skits demonstrate how at different stages of life we fail to live up to God’s design for human relationships, and that we often deny our faults until we see others making the same mistakes.
This discipleship program is aimed at North African women who may have few or no opportunities for Christian fellowship. It is presented by three women in an intimate living room-style setting and particularly aims to help illiterate women.
Disabled people are among the most marginalized groups in the Middle East and North Africa. Thanks to low awareness and a culture of shame, disabled children are sometimes hidden away and never schooled or integrated into society. SAT-7 challenges these attitudes and seeks to help people with disabilities reach their God-given potential.
In this program, the presenters seek to give answers to the challenges Iranian women face today by looking to the example of women in the Bible. Topics have included: how godly women can bring hope in hopeless situations; respecting those who are different; and the role of love in marriage.
Asking for help can be difficult—especially with personal problems. But Scripture encourages believers to seek wise counsel (Proverbs 11:14). From the producers of an award-winning human rights campaign comes Dear Jessy, a new program bringing biblical counselling to viewers in the privacy of their homes.
Cry Freedom is a youth program that presents values including freedom, personal responsibility and the sanctity of life in light of biblical teaching. Each episode in the ten-part series is divided into three segments.
SAT-7 provides curriculum based Bible Teaching programs for those across the Middle East & North Africa who are in church leadership or who have a thirst to learn more but have no access to formal Bible training.
In this popular live game show, hosts Karen and Elie introduce a figure from the Bible and invite viewers to call in to answer questions and win prizes. At the end of the show, they give viewers a Bible passage to read in preparation for the next episode.
Bedtime Stories has been running for many years and is still as popular with the young viewers as when it first went on air.
Because I am a Woman, which started on 10 February, is a documentary-style show that is investigating some of the most controversial and shocking issues that affect women in the Arab world. It takes a hard-hitting factual approach featuring statistics and expert analysis as well as covering real-life stories.
With half the population of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) aged under 25, it is not difficult to see why attracting and influencing the region’s youth is a priority for SAT-7.
“Let the children come to me!” This was Jesus’ command and, with 100 million under 16-year-olds living in the Middle East and North Africa, from day one SAT-7 has been equally committed to sharing God’s love with them as it has with adults.
In this spirit, on 1 March, SAT-7 ARABIC began airing A New Day – a new daily morning show that serves up 15-minutes of spiritual encouragement and biblical inspiration to help viewers start the day with God.