Finally–After years of researching and planning–Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV was launched on Satellite this Saturday–making its 24 hour programming available to Armenian-American audiences all over the continental United States on Globecast Telestar 5 International Satellite system–which also features 15 Arabic Language Programs from throughout the Middle East–13 Persian language programming–as well as Russian–Georgian–French–and other European channels such as EuroNews–an all-news channel broadcast in 7 languages–24 hours a day.
Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV is the largest and most diversified media corporation in the United States and the world Armenian community. Broadcasting in Armenian 24/7–Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV channel offers Armenian-Americans across North America an exciting lineup of diverse Armenian language programming from the Diaspora and Armenia. Horizon Armenian 24 Hour TV is an extension of Asbarez News & Publishing Inc.–the publisher of the daily bilingual newspaper Asbarez published five times a week–which will celebrate its 95th anniversary in October 2003.
The service also includes live audio broadcasts of AYP-FM–an audio channel that delivers music and news updates 24 hours a day in Armenian. Concentrating on comprehensive news service–the channel produces nearly 80 percent of the programs that it broadcasts–including political and current affairs programs–as well as cultural–social–family entertainment–drama series and documentaries. Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV offers 24 hours of the best assortment of news–movies–music–talk shows–children’s shows–as well as other interesting lifestyle programs that are uniquely Armenian.
Designed to be reflective of the Armenian-American community’s needs and interests–Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV is committed to delivering superior standards of programming. The network produces a variety of programs developed exclusively in its studios. With certain programming in English–as well as those with English subtitles–it draws an audience that includes second and third generation Armenian-Americans.
Besides its unique programming–Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV is the leading Armenian news source covering world news from the Armenian perspective. Additionally–Horizon 24 Hour Armenian TV has an unrivaled supply of news footage from around the world through its exclusive correspondents in Armenia–Artsakh–the Diaspora–as well as television news agencies such as APTN–Reuters TV–and local news agencies. This ensures complete–up-to-the-minute–reliable news coverage worldwide–nationwide–as well as from Armenia–Artsakh–and Javakhk.