This Media Group is a multi-media entity owning four TV channels plus a news agency, broadcasting its
programs in various languages to
reach the audience via satellite, internet, IP TV, and smart phones.
The Persian Imam Hussein TV, bearing the slogan “A Husseiniya to Transcend Galaxies”, is a satellite TV operating as a subsidiary of Imam Hussein Media Group. It was founded on the birthday anniversary of Imam Hussein (blessings of Allah upon Him) on the 3rd of Sha’abān (July 26th, 2009) in Iran. This satellite channel broadcasts programs in relation with the tenets, doctrine, and culture of the twelver Shia, all aired in Persian. According to statistical figures, this TV channel has generated, from birth until 2016, about 9,968
hours of program, produced in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, England, Canada and the US, and broadcast on Hotbird & Galaxy to cover the Middle East, Europe, part of Northern Africa, the US, Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The English Imam Hussein TV Channel, bearing the slogan “The Channel dedicated to the Young Shia”, was established on the 3rd of Sha’abān (June 11th, 2013) in the holy city of Karbalā, Iraq, four years after Imam Hussein Media Group had started operation.
According to statistical figures, this TV channel has as well generated, from its launch until 2016, about 1,497 hours of program in English (or with English subtitle), produced in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, England, Canada and the US, and broadcast on Hotbird & Galaxy to cover the Middle East, Europe, part of Northern Africa, the US, Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The Arabic Imam Hussein TV Channel bears the slogan “The Shining Light of Husseiniya to Illuminate Horizons.” It was founded on the 3rd of Sha’abān (June 22nd, 2012) in Karbalā, Iraq, three years after Imam Hussein Media Group had launched its operation.
According to statistical figures, this TV channel has also generated, from launch until 2016, about 6,877 hours of program in Arabic, produced in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, England, Canada and the US, and broadcast on NileSat & Galaxy to cover the Middle East, the greater part of Europe, the entire Northern African countries, North America, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
After ten years of operation, Al-Zahra TV was integrated into Imam Hussein Media Group on the 9th of Rabi’ al-Thāni (January 19th, 2016). It started operation under new management with programs in Turkish & Azeri. The channel’s head office is located in Baku, Azerbaijan. It previously broadcast programs in Arabic, Persian,
Azeri and Russian on Hotbird & Turksat.
The News division of Imam Hussein Media Group was founded on the 15th of Sha’abān (July 4th, 2012) with the mission to disseminate, in an unbiased manner, the latest news concerning the success stories realized as well as the wrongs suffered by Shias around the world. This agency broadcasts in three languages: Arabic, Persian & English, and on six satellite/cable channels to reach the audience worldwide.
Until the 15th of Sha’abān, 2016 (May 22nd), Shia Waves news agency published more than 12,700 news stories, with subjects ranging from “the world of Islam, Shia Jurist Authorities, sacred sights & holy shrines” to “science & technology, Shia media, and art & Culture”.
Besides satellite broadcast, the news content can be accessed on the website of this news agency, as well as on smart phones and other virtual media.
ImamHusseinTV App is a customized smart phone application, which can be easily
downloaded free of charge from ‘Google Play Store’ or ‘App Store’ and can be installed on your device of choice. It runs perfectly on smart phones and tablets as well as on some other devices such as smart televisions with Android operating system.
The users can conveniently access the virtual content provided by Imam Hussein Media Group on social networks. Every day, they will also be able to view Imam Hussein TV channels live, watch a number of other independent Shia satellite channels, and stay up-todate
on the latest news from the Shia world (Shia Waves)
IPTV is a modern telecommunication system which
relies on internet protocols, rather than satellite
communication, to receive television services. Users
will only require internet access, through Wi-Fi, LAN,
etc., to watch & record their favorite TV programs on
their home televisions or personal computers.
The programs broadcast by Imam Hussein Media Group TVs are now available on several IPTV service providers, most importantly including: