Satellite Dishes


Satellite television is very popular in the Middle East. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a small government owned broadcasting network that offers a handful of channels of programming that produce various talk shows (many of them focused on religion), educational shows, religion, news, religion, sports, religion, cooking, religion, health, and did I mention religion? KSA also receives satellite programs from many Middle Eastern, European, and other countries around the world, that add other types of programming into the mix such as music, soap operas, travel, and game shows, and yes, more religion. There is also a fair amount of popular American programming available, with such shows as Oprah, American Idol, Good Morning America, Glee, Jeopardy!, CSI, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, Everybody Loves Raymond, Castle, Wheel of Fortune, Law and Order, According to Jim, Saturday Night Live, Big Love, Ugly Betty, Beauty and the Geek, Hannah Montana, and a wide variety of children’s programs, news and talk shows, and sports. Satellite dishes are everywhere here in Jeddah. Many buildings are topped off with several dishes, and even the most rundown dilapidated hovels sport their own satellite dishes. The dishes shown here are located in a highly industrial area of Jeddah.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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2 Responses to Satellite Dishes

  1. Dina says:

    Interesting.
    Is there anyone who does NOT have a TV?

    • Pretty much everyone has a TV and satellite, but what I have noticed is that they don’t seem to be as addicted to shows as some Americans are. It’s like they can take it or leave it. It seems that I see a lot more people engaged in conversation, rather than watching TV.

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