Journalist Fahad al-Khitan was appointed Chairman of the station that is to be launched on July 16, with Nart Bouran, among others, as board members.
Jordan-based Al Mamlaka (“the Kingdom”) television station has announced that it will start broadcasting on July 16 2018, as reported by Jordan Times.
The news channel, which is based in Amman at the King Hussein Business Park, will also launch its website on the same day, according to a statement from the station.
The statement from the channel also stated that Jordanians are expected to witness an “advanced and qualitative leap with more freedom and professionalism”, in comparision with other Jordanian broadcasters. The broadcaster has reportedly attracted experienced Jordanian staff that have experience working abroad, in addition to journalists from local newspapers and media outlets.
Under the royal decree, journalist and political analyst Fahad al-Khitan was named as Chairman of the station with Ayman Safadi, Marwan Jumaa, Nart Bouran and Bassem Tweisi as board members.
The new independent TV channel will reportedly replace previous government plans to open a third channel affiliated with the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTVC).
While Al Mamlaka will offer public service broadcasting (PSB), officials have said that it will be fully independent from the JRTVC.