Founded by the businessman Tharwat Basili, CTV is the official channel of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Arab countries. The channel broadcasts free of charge on the HOTBIRD satellite network, and has a mission to regularly inform its faithful worldwide of new developments in the Coptic faith. Guided by its Patriarch, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the Coptic Church broadcasts all of his messages via CTV, as well as his thoughts and theological teachings, through both this channel and his online blog.
In addition to spiritual reflections drawn from the Scriptures, the channel also deals with topics concerning general news from the Coptic community. The daily program schedule includes a wide range of cultural programs and social interest programs, along with Arab drama movies, informative documentaries, patriotic presentations, songs and hymns as well as messages from the Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria. You will find all of these shows on the CTV Coptic weekly and daily schedule, allowing you to find out whatever you need to know about the Coptic church.
If you aren’t familiar with Coptic Christianity, the Alexandria Coptic church is the largest Christian community in Egypt and the Middle East. According to tradition, it was founded by the apostle Saint Mark the Evangelist, and dates as far back at the first century (it is thought to have been created in AD 42). The Coptic Orthodox Church belongs to the eastern branch of the Christian faith, but is headed by its own leader, the Patriarch of Alexandria.