Broadcast boom: Jordan to receive two new channels

Intel Capital invests in Jordan-based content companies.
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A new Jordan-based television station has commenced broadcasts on Arabsat Badr 4, the second new television station to be launched from the country in the past fortnight.

Television programme guide and entertainment news website ShooFee TV launched the channel of the same name, which will provide on-air programme guides, trailers, previews original news content.

The announcement follows ShooFee TV’s receipt of investment funds from the investment arm of technology giant Intel (Intel Capital) from its $50 million Middle East and Turkey fund.

User-generated content site Jeeran also benefited from what was Intel Capital’s first investment in the Jordanian content market.

“Our investments in Jeeran and ShooFeeTV are directly in line with our strategy to continue supporting local entrepreneurship and encouraging local content creation in the Middle East,” said Gordon Graylish, vice president Intel Europe Middle East and Africa.

In July, the Jordan Times reported that the country’s Audio-visual Commission had approved the licencing application of another new channel, Sehha, which will air documentary and health-related content.

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