Watch Al Manar Live TV from Lebanon
News TV Channel / Al-Manar is a Lebanese satellite television station affiliated with Hezbollah, broadcasting from Beirut, Lebanon. Al-Manar was designated as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity,” and banned by the United States on 17 December 2004. It has also been banned by France, Spain and Germany, and has run into some service and license problems outside Lebanon, making it unavailable in the Netherlands, Canada and Australia while it has not officially been banned in any of these regions. Al-Manar first began terrestrial broadcasting from Beirut, Lebanon on 4 June 1991. By 2000, the station began broadcasting via satellite at a cost that was a couple of million dollars. The station was located in the predominantly Shi’a neighborhood of Haret Hreik in the southern suburbs of Beirut, where the Hezbollah is also headquartered. Originally, the station employed only a few men that had studied media in London during the mid-1980s. But almost a year later, Al-Manar was employing over 150 people.