TUBES (AFP) – Tunisia is a big place to find TV and radio programs.
The country’s top TV channel, FTV, is owned by a company owned by the family of ousted Islamist president Beji Caid Essebsi, who is now serving a seven-year jail sentence.
In recent years, FITTV has also expanded its content and reached into other markets, including Tunisia’s vast rural areas and the interior.
In an interview with AFP, a TV journalist from the area, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the network’s popularity has grown.
“In many of the areas, FETTV is the biggest station,” he said.
“There are many people who are listening to FET.
People can listen to FEST and FETT on the same day.”
He said he had seen a few shows at the office of FTV in the past two years.
But he added: “We have to wait and see what will happen in the coming months.”
The Tunisian TV and internet news portal, Tubi, has become the go-to source for many Tunisians, who use its search function to find shows on TV or on the web.
It is also the platform for many to find news on social media.
It has a big following among young people, who are accustomed to online access to the news.
“If you want to find a news story, go to Tubi,” said an old man, whose name has been changed to protect his identity.
“I have watched FET twice a day since it was launched and I can’t say I was disappointed.
They (the Tunisian media) are always doing good work.”
Tunisia’s digital economy has also been growing fast, with several major companies, including the country’s largest telecom operator, Etisalat, opening offices in the country.
But it has been slow to expand into digital media, with the country having one of the world’s highest rates of internet traffic.
“The internet is one of Tunisia’s biggest challenges,” said Amadou, the Tunisian internet entrepreneur.
“But it will be very interesting to see if we can solve this problem.
The internet has so many advantages.”
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