Medi 1 TV, the Moroccan Television Channel, was started in 2006. Based in Tangier, this generalist channel features a wide variety of programmes catering to audience of all ages and tastes. Broadcasted in Arabic and French, the channel offers newscasts, documentaries, and magazines. The channel’s talk shows explore diverse themes and topics, creating a lot of interest among viewers. Although it is a generalist channel, Medi 1 TV focuses primarily on providing news relevant to Maghreb countries. The newscasts are telecasted right from early 6 AM in the morning to 6 PM in the evening. Medi TV operates all night and day throughout the year. Since it telecasts programmes in two languages, the time slots are alternatively dedicated to French and Morocco shows. Milaf Nikach li, a newscast programme about the national and international issues, The Match, a series of reports covering the happenings in the field of sports in North Africa and also across the world, and Kawaliss, a satirical news show are extremely popular and have earned a great appeal among the audience. Thanks to these unique programmes, Medi TV, with more than 70% of viewers, remains one of the favourite free channels transmitted by Hot Bird satellites. It is a privately owned channel, but still 50% of its shares are held by the public sector. Hot Bird is a Eutelsat-owned conglomerate of satellites, offering paid as well as free channels. Be it sports, news, or entertainment, Hot Bird has got it all covered. This TV guide helps viewers to choose programmes and TV channels based on their personal interest.