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Anti-Brotherhood shows dominate Egypt's Ramadan TV lineup

During the hot TV season of Ramadan, Egyptian state TV will air several series vilifying the Muslim Brotherhood while glorifying army and police operations against the group.
A picture taken on May 7, 2019 shows billboards advertising "Watch iT", Egypt's first video-streaming app, in the capital Cairo. - The video-streaming app was launched this month just in time for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the high season for the television industry, but its debut has been dragged by critics over high prices and technical failures. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Egyptian TV series to air during Ramadan, when TV programming is most heavily watched, are expected to express and reinforce the state’s position on the Muslim Brotherhood this year.

The Ramadan drama season, kicking off next April, will feature multiple series that take on extremism and terrorism by the Muslim Brotherhood and the army and police operations against Brotherhood members, all produced by production company United Media Services.

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