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Egyptians watch 180 minutes of TV per day: CAPMAS

Egypt is not on the CAPMAS top 10 list of average minutes peoples spend watching TV

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Nov 2019
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People walk across a street where Maspero, Egypt's state tv and radio station is located in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said the average time an Egyptian spends watching television a day is 180 minutes, while Egyptian channels recorded 170,000 hours of broadcast in 2019.

The CAPMAS statement coincided with celebrations of the United Nations World Television Day on 21 November. 

Television Day recognises the major role the medium plays in presenting the different issues that affect people.

According to CAPMAS, the US came in first with 270 minutes of TV watching per day, followed by Poland with 264 minutes.

In third place came Japan with an average of 262 minutes, while the UK took the 10th place with an average of 212 minutes. 

The first Egyptian television broadcast took place on 21 July 1960. According to Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) official Facebook group, the first TV transmission openned with parliament marking an address by president Gamal Abdel-Nasser, and was followed by the national anthem, the news bulletin and concluded with Quranic recitation.
 

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