Watch Live TV from Bahrain
Television in Bahrain began in 1973, broadcasting five-hours per day. There are seven free-to-air channels, four of which are privately owned. The country’s public service broadcaster, Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation, broadcasts the popular Channel 44; around 35-40% of its output is locally produced.
Bahrain historically hosted a number of pan-Arab broadcasters, such as Orbit before the OSN merger, and the MBC2 channel. It also hosts the Alarab News Channel funded by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal that covers political, economic and social issues related to the Arab region.