Saturday, November 23, 2013

English-Language Internet TV Channel Planned for Morocco

International Venture Inspired by Historic Meeting

EXCLUSIVE

NEW YORK, NY --- Foreign Confidential has learned that a European-American team of pioneering broadband broadcasters--they were first to extend the successful cable/satellite niche programming model to the Internet--are planning to start a Morocco-focused, Internet-based, English-language TV channel. The channel will launch in "Q2 of 2014," according to a spokesperson for the group, and will feature licensed and original content.

The spokesperson said the idea for the channel was inspired by the King of Morocco's historic visit to the United States this week and the praise that President Obama expressed for the leadership of His Majesty Mohammed VI after their first-ever meeting at the White House. 

"Morocco is America's oldest ally and an increasingly important country in the global era," the channel spokesperson said. "Morocco is also an endlessly fascinating country that is a model of tolerance, stability and social, economic and political progress in a region that is plagued by poverty and extremism. The channel will entertain and inform in order to connect a global English-speaking audience with Morocco."

Following the cable/satellite TV model, the Morocco channel's programming will be presented in always-on and on-demand formats, the spokesperson explained, and the website will resemble a 24/7 multimedia magazine.

"Morocco is on the move," the channel spokesperson said. "Tangier is prospering. Casablanca is on the way to becoming a major financial center. The country is becoming a major tourist destination and a leader in clean energy. One of the world's largest solar power projects is being built in Morocco. Great things are happening. We want to tell the story. We want to be part of it."

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In Morocco - 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.