Several sources say BBC Arabic TV is to set its launch date for Tuesday, March 11. The broadcaster will start its programmes from brand new central London studios in Egton House, alongside Broadcasting House, home of BBC Radio and the world’s first purpose-built broadcasting centre. The channel will initially air for 12 hours a day and will be stepped up to 24 hours within the next six months. The plan for the TV channel was originally announced in October 2005 and set for a 2007 launch but delayed a number of times.
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