: تلفزيون المستقبل, Televiziyon Al Mustaqbal
) a television station broadcasting from Lebanon
. It was founded in 1993 by Rafik Hariri
, a former Prime Minister of Lebanon
. Future TV is also available via satellite in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Politically, the channel supports the views of the Future Movement
. The channel has also a sister channel, Future News
. Future Television was forced into closing on May 9, during the 2008 Lebanon conflict
. After moving its broadcasting headquarters, the station was back on the air on May 13 at 4:30 p.m (Lebanese Local Time). On May 16, the station went back to its original offices.
Future Television is a Lebanese owned and operated company founded in 1993. First launched in Lebanon on February 15, 1993, Future Television, although the youngest of the Lebanese stations back then, became the nation's fastest growing station.
On October 1994, Future Television started a trial satellite broadcasting over the footprint of Arabsat
1D. The testing period lasted two months and . Shortly after, Future International was launched on the Arabsat 2A transponder.
In 1996, in compliance with the new Lebanese audio visual law, Future Television restructured its ownership. Future Television presently has around 90 new shareholders, all from the Lebanese business, social and media elite.
The main and direct competitors of Future TV are OTV
and Lebanese Broadcasting......