Sharjah TV channel will launch six new educational, cultural, entertainment and religious programmes, as well as three TV dramas.
Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has announced a line-up of more than 90 programmes covering a range of topics to be broadcast on its radio and television channels during Ramadan this year.
Aligning with the UAE’s directives for social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA said that the Ramadan package will include 11 religious, 28 social and cultural programmes, and 20 entertainment dramas and soap operas featuring the best of Arab TV stars, in addition to entertaining competitions, and a variety of radio shows and segments.
With a special focus on the emirate of Sharjah’s central region, its traditions and culture, Al Wousta TV from Al Dhaid will run three new programmes covering the region’s historical landmarks, social topics, oral history and a traditional food show, in addition to two TV dramas.
The radio station will feature nine spiritual and religious programmes, 15 programmes that cover a wide range of literary, cultural and educational topics, and four radio dramas. Sharjah Radio’s daily morning talk show Al Atheer will continue throughout Ramadan.
The Holy Quran Radio in Sharjah will boost its religious offerings with 15 Ramadan-focussed programmes and segments, that delve into the history, meanings and interpretation of the Holy Quran.
Sharjah’s first English-language radio station, Pulse 95 Radio, will launch a new daily talk show titled Night Karak, covering news, sports and inspiring stories and presenting various competitions every Wednesday during Ramadan.
Additionally, the Sharjah Sports Channel will broadcast two new sports shows during Ramadan.
Commenting on the announcement, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi stressed the important role of the mass media particularly in times of crisis. He said: “The media today has become an essential partner for social development, providing a window for people not only to the distant world but also to the near. Reaffirming our commitment to the nation’s social distancing directives, we meet virtually today to announce SBA’s Ramadan’s lineup of programmes. The authority is keen on providing meaningful programming that embraces education and entertainment for Emirati and Arab families and is accessible to all people all around the world.”