Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC) has announced a new dedicated programme schedule for the month of Ramadan. Presented by Gulf and Arab media personalities, a total of 83 new shows spanning SMC’s TV and radio platforms will broadcast during the month. Reportedly suitable for the entire family, these programmes will be based on Islam, culture and heritage, and will feature entertainment shows dedicated to children and adults.
The Corporation’s television and radio broadcast channels will compete on a regional level, with 25 programmes presented on Sharjah TV, another 25 broadcast by Sharjah Radio, six programmes by Al Wousta channel from Al Dhaid, and nine more by Al Sharqiya channel from Kalba. Additionally, Sharjah’s Holy Quran Radio will air 16 programmes, and the Sharjah Sports Channel will be seen launching the 3rd edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Football Championship, along with a Youth Football Championship, featuring for the first time in the tournament.
The announcement was made recently in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council; HE Mohammad Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation; Salem Ali Al Gaithi, Manager of Sharjah TV; Khamis Salem Al Dos, Manager of Al Sharqiyah TV from Kalba; Saeed Rashed Al Katbi, Acting Manager of Al Wousta TV from Al Dhaid; Rashed Al Obad, Manager of Sharjah Sports TV; Abeer Al Shawi, Head of Programmes at Sharjah Radio; Khalifa Hassan Khalaf, Head of Programmes at Sharjah Holy Quran Radio; and a number of media representatives.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan presents an excellent opportunity to promote the values of positivity and goodness in society, and with 83 programmes that meet the demands of viewers and listeners throughout the holy month, we will be catering to viewers’ and listeners’ most preferred choices. This number of targeted programmes confirm Sharjah Media Corporation’s commitment to its vision of continuous improvement in the quality of media content provided through its various channels, and seeks to further Sharjah’s and the UAE’s position in the regional Arab media sector.
Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of SMC, added, "SMC’s channels enjoy wide popularity locally, regionally, and internationally, which encourages us every year, to carefully select an integrated package of diverse content."
"The Corporation’s managers and team members have worked hard to come up with interesting and modern topics to be included in the programme plan for the holy month of Ramadan this year. These efforts resulted in a variety of Islamic, social, cultural and entertainment selections, in addition to other imported programmes that will premiere on our TV and radio broadcasters this year," Khalaf said.
In another Ramadan initiative, the broadcaster will air Quran recitations by the general public who have won in the competition it launched during the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, where visitors participated through recording their recitals of the Quran.