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Egypt’s Dream TV back on air

November 26, 2012

By Chris Forrester

Dream TV, a popular Arabic-language entertainment channel, is back on air over the Middle East. It was removed just over a week ago in an alleged dispute over its location. It has its studios within the Dreamland theme park and hotel complex at Six October City, on the Giza plateau outside Cairo.

Local regulators said it should be transmitting from the nearby Media Production City, or Nilesat uplink facility, and terminated Dream’s transmission links.

A court case in Cairo last week heard an application from the broadcaster, and the court ruled that broadcasting could resume, which it did at 5pm local time on Nov 24. The court heard that former Minister of Communication Mamdouh Al-Beltagy reportedly gave Dream permission to transmit from another location.

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