Referred to as ‘MBC Cinq’ in French, the free-to-air channel will televise content that caters to the North African region’s cultural and historical heritage. The channel will broadcast a range of programmes designed for the whole family.
MBC Group has announced the launch of MBC5, a brand-new satellite channel promising family entertainment dedicated to the Maghreb. The launch will take place on the evening of September 21, with an exclusive broadcast of the first episode of The Voice Season 5.
Referred to as MBC Cinq in French, the free-to-air channel will televise content that caters to the North African region’s cultural and historical heritage.
MBC Group current channels are already broadcast across the Maghreb. This launch is only set to cement MBC’s dedication to broadcasting more targeted content, whilst also promising to increase the distribution of localised content to wider territories. This will reinforce the mutual benefits for television producers and directors, whilst improving the quality of skills already present in the field.
Furthermore, MBC5’s launch is expected to benefit the target countries’ economic development and employment, through new investments in the region’s media sector as well as the creation of new jobs, especially for youth.
This project will provide a platform to encourage the exchange of diverse experiences and dialogue between local, regional and even global media sectors, encouraging growth and improvement in line with international standards.
Audiences can expect a wide range of brand-new Maghrebi Arabic and standard modern Arabic productions on MBC5 soon. Some of the highlights include Al Dar Darkoum, an original comedy, produced by GoPro; Jwabak Dahab, a show, fronted by Mourad El Achabi and produced by Cinetelema that focusess on Moroccan street theatre; Asrar Al-Nissaa, a drama series that centres around the life and secrets of a group of girlfriends; Khali Balak Men Fifi, light entertainment presented by Fifi Abdo and Zineb Obaid; Jalassat Faniya: a variety show produced by Med Production and more.
Viewers can also expect a number of films shown for the first time on Maghreb screens.