Here are descriptions of a few programs currently being broadcast on SAT-7 ARABIC. Many of the programs include links where you can go and view a sample.
Live Current Affairs Programming:
When violence erupts in the region, what do Middle Eastern Christian
leaders think? What do they tell their
congregations? When their own communities
are the victims of these attacks, how do they respond? These questions are
examples of the kinds of hot topics which regularly surface in the Middle
East and North Africa, but for many years local
Christians had only limited access to local media, so they had little opportunity
to express their opinions to a wide audience and to show how Christ gave them a
different perspective on daily events. SAT-7
provides a window through which local Christian leaders can give their opinions
on important topics impacting their communities. Each week SAT-7 gathers Christian leaders and
experts on a wide variety of topics together to discuss an important topic in
the region, providing video reports on the topic and giving viewers the opportunity to send in their
comments or questions live on the air.
These current affairs programs are very popular and help Christians show
how the life of Christ can impact not only their personal lives, but entire
nations. These programs also draw in a
wide audience who enjoy discussing important issues and are often surprised to
hear the Christian perspective on the issue.
Watch a sample of SAT-7's current affairs program on our Arabic website. Scroll down to the video player.
Youth Programming (TV Magazine & One Hour Youth) Around 60% of the
people living in the Middle East and North
Africa are under the age of 25.
This huge demographic holds the key to the future of the region. But because of economic disillusionment,
antiquated education systems, and lack of political freedoms, many young people
living in the area are despondent and susceptible to radical ideas. Some join extremist groups as they search for
purpose and meaning in their lives.
SAT-7 wants the millions of young people in its audience to know that
Jesus provides purpose and that the Christian life can be one of adventure and
fulfillment. That is the spirit behind
its youth programs—One Hour Youth and TV Magazine. These programs are made of different segments
such as group discussions among youth who talk about their frustrations and
fears but who are finding answers and help through their relationship with
Christ. Other segments include drama,
interviews, testimonies, reports, and reviews on secular films but examining
them from a Christian perspective. These
SAT-7 programs for youth provide important and practical information presented
in a way that grabs young people’s attention and help them see that God has a
plan and a purpose for their lives.
Watch a sample of "TV Majelleh"
Watch a sample of "One Hour Youth"
Women’s Programming (All the World)
According to research conducted by the United Nations Human
Development Report, women in the Middle East and North Africa trail the
developed world in most major categories including in education, employment and
security. Some researches believe nearly
a third of all women in this region have been physically abused at some point
in their lives. SAT-7 seeks to support
the women of the region, giving them tools not only to survive, but to
succeed. “All the World” is a daily
program on SAT-7 with many segments including interviews with successful
Christian women, discussions of how women can deal with issues such as abuse in
their homes, confronting drug use among their children, providing tools to
improve their marriages, bible study segments and practical skills such as
showing women their legal rights, all designed to help the female audience members
improve their lives in spiritual and practical ways. Producers of this program hope to begin
broadcasting live in the future so more viewers can ask their questions live
and receive answers immediately.
Watch a sample of "All the World" (Be sure to scroll down to the video player.)
Mail W Email
“How do we know we can trust the Bible? Do Christians believe in three Gods? My friend lied about me and really upset me,
what should I do about it?”
These are the kinds of questions viewers across the Middle
East regularly ask. The
program “Mail W Email” is designed to answer questions have, on many topics. Each week producers choose a question or two
mailed or emailed in by viewers. Then
they invite to the program a theologian, Christian leader, or expert on the
topic to explore the answers. The guests
provide spiritual insight, as well as practical applications to the topics by describing
their own life experiences. This program provides vital information to help Christian
viewers, and Muslim members of the audience, better understand the fundamentals
of the Christian faith.
Watch a sample of "Mail and Email"
Bible Study Programs
Every day SAT-7 ARABIC broadcasts a number of Bible Study programs, beginning with a devotional hour each morning that includes music and Bible readings. Other Bible teaching progams air at different parts of the day.
See a sample of "Biblical Faith" a program hosted by different Bible teachers.
See a sample of "Light in the World"
New Family Situation Comedy (Faces in a Family)
TV viewers love comedy, and funny stories are often the best
way to get across an important lesson to an audience. That’s the concept behind “Faces in a Family”
a SAT-7 situation comedy that stars some well known Lebanese actors. In this program a well-to-do family of five, this
includes three children (17 year old, 14 year old Rogee, and 10 year old Samar).
They are confronted with real challenges, and also with the sometimes unhelpful
advice and antics of silly relatives and friends—including a surrogate uncle
who drives the oldest taxi in town. The
family members learn from each other and from God’s word as they cope with the
struggles of life. Viewers also learn
valuable lessons while at the same time see the joy family has as they live
their Christian lives together.