We used to talk about movies and shows, we used to ask each other "on which channel? is it on channel 7 or channel 9?" I don't know how the name came about, and why 7 or 9! In the late 1980's and early 1990's the name was changed to "First Iraqi Channel" and "Second Iraqi Channel", the latter was replaced with another channel called Al Shabab, which was known as Uday's (Saddam's son) sponsored TV station.
After the fall of Iraqi regime and as a reaction to the heavy and excessive censorship of the government, and with the support of the US for some, many Iraqi satellite TV stations were starting to broadcast, I talked about that in an earlier post about until 2007, there are more than 22 TV stations can be picked up by NileSAT satellite. This is new Iraq.
I found a link in English listing the names of the most common and known Iraqi satellite TV stations, for those interested in knowing about these channels and their political / social agenda.
Why am I writing about this? Maybe because I have finally installed a satellite TV at home?