Al Arabiya ( العربية) News TV is a Saudi free-to-air television live stream news TV channel transmission in Modern Standard Arabic. The channel is based in Dubai and broadcasts to a pan-Arab audience; it is stared as a competitor to Al Jazeera. introduced on 3 March 2003, the channel is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, and is possessed by Saudi broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC). Channel also provides Live Streaming TV Online free for its viewers. The current general manager of Al Arabiya is Adel Al Toraifi, who acquired that post from Abdulrahman Al Rashed on 22 November 2014., who had held the position since 2004 and was outspoken against Islamic extremism.A free-to-air channel, Al Arabiya transmissions standard newscasts every hour as well as talk shows and documentaries. These programs cover current affairs, business, stock markets and sports. It is valued among the top pan-Arab stations by Middle East audiences.
The news organization’s website is available in Arabic, English, Urdu and Persian. As of March 2018, the website’s number one consumer by country was Saudi Arabia, with 20% of the entire viewership. On 26 January 2009, American president Barack Obama presented his first formal interview as president to the television channel.As a response to Al Jazeera’s criticism of the Saudi royal family throughout the 1990s, relatives of the Saudi royal family recognized as Al Arabiya in Dubai in 2002. According to a 2008 profile in The New York Times of Al Arabiya director Abdul Rahman Al Rashed, the channel works “to cure Arab television of its penchant for radical politics and violence”. Al Arabiya is said to be the second most recurrently watched channel after Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya transmission the email messages of Syrian president Bashar Assad in 2012 that were trickled by opposition hackers. The channel’s English language website also attained emails which revealed that PR agency BLJ were behind the infamous positive profile of the Syrian first lady, Asma Assad, in Vogue magazine while her husband’s regime was accountable for the crushing of peaceful demonstrations in 2011.