Al Mayadeen (Arabic: الميادين ; English: The Plazas) is a pan-Arabist satellite television channel launched on 11 June 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon. Its programming is predominantly news.
It has news reporters in most Arab countries. In the pan-Arab TV news market it competes against Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, and also against Sky News Arabia and BBC Arabic Television.
At its founding in 2012, many of Al Mayadeen’s senior staff were formerly correspondents and editors at Al Jazeera.
Al Mayadeen is widely viewed as pro-Hezbollah and their allies.
The channel is part of Al Mayadeen satellite media network, including a production company, a radio station, a website, an advertising company and other media-related projects.
Besides the headquarters in Beirut, Al Mayadeen has a wide-ranging news network and three regional offices, one in Tunisia, another in Cairo with three reporters and a big studio, and a third in Tehran.