Al-Jadeed (formerly New TV) was founded by the Lebanese Communist Party in 1992 and forcibly shut down in 1997 when it did not get the required license as it did not support the pro-Syrian regime Lebanese authorities. The station was reopened in 2001 by Tahseen Khayat (a Lebanese businessman, owner of Tahseen Group, a company working in different sectors such as publishing, printing, distribution, media, power generation and pharmaceuticals). In early 2007, New TV changed its name to Al-Jadeed. Al-Jadeed's editorial line is critical of the Future Movement and the March 14 alliance.
Its current chairman is Tahseen Khayat and its news director is Mariam Al-Bassam.
Media Companies / Groups
Al Jadeed SAL
Al-Jadeed is mainly owned by businessman Tahseen Khayat and his family, including his daughters Bouchra, Ghida, Nadia and Karma, and his son Karim (for a total of 58.13%). Other shareholders are businessmen Safa Al-Khoury (10%), and Abdallah Zakhem, Marwan Kalo and Nizar Younes (6.68% each).
Lebanese Communist Party
Mariam Al-Bassam (News Director)
Phone: +961 (1) 303300
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Chidiac, M. (2014). La television mise à nu. L'Orient des Livres. (Available in French only).
The information regarding the Syrian interference and the date to get the required license is based on an interview with the person responsible for Al-Jadeed’s archive.
Al-Jadeed registered the highest level of viewership in Lebanon according to the info on their website.
Audience share for TV stations is based on IPSOS data (Q1 and Q2 of 2018).