Al Rayyan Al Qadeem is a culture-orientated Qatari television channel. Mainly offering entertainment programmes, it is a popular choice for families and all age groups. Its objective is to both promote and protect cultural and traditional Qatari values, as well as those belonging to the Arab world in general.
The entertainment shows broadcast on the Al Rayyan Al Qadeem also feature talk shows covering topics such as maritime activities as well as series of reports on school children in Qatar. The network of programmes also includes games with interactive quizzes, and programmes whereby each episode presents a touristic site in Qatar. The morning programmes with their presenters and guests, stage family entertainment. As well as its primary aim of showing respect for the values, morals and customs of local Qatari society, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem broadcasts major events in Qatar such as the graduations of Qatari students and the Nhmat race.
Launched in May 2012 by the Al Rayyan Media and Marketing group, the Al Rayyan Al Qadeem succeeded in becoming among the most watched television channels in the Middle East as well as in other Arab countries and in Europe. In order to suit the needs of all its viewers, the channel offers a wide variety of high quality and varied programmes throughout its schedule with the main focus being centered on documentaries about Qatari culture and traditions.
Al Rayyan Satellite Channel can be accessed via the Hot Bird satellite.