It was launched on 11 March On 21 April , it was "pulled off the air"  following an episode of Panorama that was critical of the Saudi Arabian government. Ian Richardson, who set up the news department during that time blamed the short life of the channel on a clash with the owners over content. When it became clear to Orbit and Mawarid that it had, in their terms, created a monster not prepared to toe the Saudi line, it was only a matter of time before there would be a final parting of the ways. Plans to relaunch the channel were announced in October and broadcasting was to start in Autumn , but was delayed until The channel eventually relaunched at GMT on 11 March , with the first news bulletin airing at the top of the hour at Initially broadcasting for 12 hours a day, hour programming began on 19 January Initially it was funded from a grant-in-aid from the British Foreign Office but in funding was switched to come from the television licence that is mainly used to fund the BBC's domestic broadcasting.
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This was created as a way to broadcast British views to the Arab world. This was partly in response to the Italian Literary Arabic language radio broadcasts that were transmitted by medium wave from Bari , and also in short wave from Rome, beginning in In the years leading up to the establishment of the BBC Literary Arabic language service, there were plans by the British Foreign Office to set up radio broadcasts based in Cyprus.
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