SAT-7 ARABIC was our first channel, beginning its broadcast on May 31, 1996. With offices in Egypt and Lebanon, SAT-7 ARABIC expanded to four days a week in 1999 and then became a 24-7 channel beginning in 2000. Currently, SAT-7 ARABIC produces approximately 80% of its programming locally for Arabic-speaking audiences in the Middle East and North Africa via the Nilesat satellite. Take a look at some of the many programs produced by SAT-7 ARABIC below.
Forbidden program interviews SAT-7 CEO Dr. Terence Ascott
SAT-7 KIDS became our second channel in 2004. Beginning with a 1-hour children's program, SAT-7 KIDS aired on the SAT-7 ARABIC channel until 2007. In 2007, SAT-7 KIDS became its own 24-7 channel. Currently, SAT-7 KIDS produces approximately 80% of its programming locally for Arabic-speaking children in the Middle East and North Africa via the Nilesat satellite. Parents across the MENA Region have come to trust that SAT-7 KIDS is safe for kids, with 1 in 3 families in Iraq and 1 in 4 families in Saudi Arabia watching SAT-7 KIDS regularly. Take a look at some of the many programs produced by SAT-7 KIDS below.
The Story of Myriam: Iraqi refugee child forgives ISIS
Meet Noah, an Iraqi Christian boy
Azraa's testimony from Iraq
In 2006 SAT-7 launched its Farsi channel, SAT-7 PARS, on the Hotbird satellite. SAT-7 PARS produces its programs for audiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran. In a region where it is illegal to openly worship, SAT-7 PARS has become a resource for Christians looking to engage in fellowship, obtain a Bible, and grow spiritually. SAT-7 PARS produces programs in both our London and Cyprus studios. To respond to the increasing numbers of inquiries and requests, SAT-7 PARS began using TELEGRAM in 2015. TELEGRAM is a smart phone app that gives viewers the ability to reach SAT-7 counceling centers, read the Bible in Farsi, and access resources and forums. Currently, SAT-7 PARS is inundated with over 2,000 messages each day while there has been over 60,000 views of the Bible in whole, or in part, since the use of TELEGRAM. To date, there are over 1.7 million Iranians watching SAT-7 PARS. Watch just a few of the programs produced by SAT-7 PARS below.
What is SAT-7 PARS?
Staying Connected to the Farsi People
The Future of the Farsi People
Persecuted Iranian Christians Share Testimony
SAT-7 TÜRK is the latest addition to the SAT-7 family. In 2006, TÜRK-7 began regular broadcasts on SAT-7 of Turkish programs. It was not until 2010 that TÜRK-7 merged with SAT-7 to become SAT-7 TURK. It continued daily broadcasts as part of the SAT-7 PARS channel until 2015 when it became its own 24-7 channel. Currently, SAT-7 TÜRK is the only Christian channel on the government-regulatedTurkish satellite, TÜRKSAT. Learn more about the channel below.
Providing Hope in Turkey
It is the goal of SAT-7 to keep its supporters, sponsors and donors alike, up-to-date on the latest events and programs produced by SAT-7. To reach a wide audience, SAT-7 has made available various videos from our offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Subtitled in English, program clips from SAT-7 ARABIC, SAT-7 KIDS, SAT-7 PARS, and SAT-7 TÜRK are available on YOUTUBE under SAT-7 Network.