General TV channel.
(!!!Attention: this TV channel is not always online)
Al Madina is a general TV channel that is broadcasted from Libya. This general TV channel provides programming that is related to entertainment. Al Madina TV channel is part of Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting corporation, which was a state run broadcasting network under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation has 10 TV channels and 2 radio stations as part of its network. Al Jamahiriya TV is the official state television channel of Libya that broadcasts programs related to news and entertainment. Al Madina TV is an exclusive entertainment channel and is one of the most watched TV channel in Libya.
Libya has seen a lot of political turmoil in recent years and this has had an effect on the TV channels that are broadcasted by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. In August 2011, anti Gaddafi fighters forced the TV network to be taken off air. The TV channels under this network have since been restarted and shutdown on many occasions as the political situation in Libya has been worsening. The effect of such political turmoil has deprived the people of Libya from getting their share of entertainment and news. Thankfully, the online TV channels have been of great help to these people, as they are now able to watch TV channels from Libya and across the globe through their computers.
It is in situations as what exits in Libya, the importance of online TV channels can be felt. If not for the online TV channels, the regular disruptions of Libyan TV network would have meant that the people of Libya were cut off from the rest of world with the citizens unaware of the happenings in the country and around the world. Even though the internet is broadly monitored and censored by the Libyan government, the citizens of Libya have been able to watch online TV channels without much problems.