SAT-7's highlights of 2022
We are so grateful to everyone who supported our ministry in the past year, in prayer, partnership, and giving. You helped SAT-7 bring joy, show love and strengthen faith across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) during a year of many challenges for people in the region. We are delighted to share with you SAT-7’s annual report for 2022, which details the impact of our television and digital media ministry across the Persian, Turkish and Arab worlds.
2022 in numbers
In 2022 your support enabled SAT-7 to reach out to millions of viewers across the Middle East and North Africa through a variety of platforms. Our presence on satellite television and digital media, and our dedicated Viewer Support teams, have generated a remarkable level of audience engagement:
SAT-7's plans for 2023
SAT-7's Annual Report provides an opportunity to look not only back but also forward, to the exciting plans that we have for 2023! The following are just some examples of the many initiatives we will be taking in the year ahead.
SAT-7 has wonderful studios in Lebabon, Egypt, and Türkiye, as well as Cyprus and the UK. But in 2023 we plan to create and build more teams, and to produce more programmes, in locations across the MENA where we are currently underrepresented or have no physical
presence, such as the Maghreb, the Levant, and the Gulf. Our purpose is to focus our programme production more specifically on
the needs of viewers in the many different countries that we serve.
SAT-7 is planning a large cross-channel drama production for 2023, to be broadcast in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish on our Video-on-Demand and livestreaming service SAT-7 PLUS. We will also increase the amount of content available on the platform. We expect to use our social media to engage viewers more deeply with Christian teaching and to promote their discipleship, as well as reaching and witnessing to new audiences of seekers.
SAT-7's most important programmes confirm our reputation as an authentic voice for the Christians and churches of the MENA. In the next year we will develop more of these flagship programmes on all our channels and integrate them more closely with our social media presence. Our ideas for 2023 include current affairs, drama series, music programmes, and interactive children's content. We intend these programmes to engage a wider audience, not least through input from different parts of the region.
Children and youth
Over 60% of the population of the MENA is under the age of 30, and SAT-7 wants to speak truth, love, and hope to this next generation. We intend to maintain our priority of investing in children and young people by increasing the proportion of our resources dedicated to content tailored specifically for them.
Please join us in prayer for these and our other new projects in 2023 and rejoice with us in the privilege of serving the churches of the MENA in Christ's name.
I came to know your channel via satellite television, and I was gradually drawn by your programmes and the conversations they contained about prayer and love… Thank you for the time you set aside for me and for helping me to become a Christian and give my heart to Jesus. Please keep me in your prayers.” Farah, an Afghan viewer