BEIRUT — Assolta4 TV, Fourth Estate — Lebanese Revolution TV, began testing on Feb. 17 as the first online channel dedicated to news on the popular movement that took root Oct. 17 to protest deteriorating living conditions, government ineptitude and political and economic corruption. The channel is expected to launch in about two months.
The online channel will feature interview and opinion programs on the movement's goals and demands along with news reports on living conditions and social and political issues. The programs will be posted to Facebook, YouTube and the channel's own website. Since the medium involved is an electronic platform, no license is required, but those behind the channel must notify the National Media Council of the channel's existence.