ISIS Planning to Launch Online TV Channel

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John Cantile in the Islamic State video.Credit: YouTube
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The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is about to launch an online TV channel, according to the Vocativ website.

A “teaser” for the new channel was published this week on a popular ISIS online forum with a link to the page that will host the 24/7 propaganda channel.

The new channel is expected to feature a new video series by British captive John Cantlie, who has already made several videos for ISIS, and a daily news program.

Also scheduled is a program called “Time to Recruit,” which is expected to deal with the recruitment of young Muslims to the ranks of the jihadist organization. The program will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 5 P.M. Islamic State Time (GMT+3.)

The TV channel will join a range of social media properties operated by the tech-savvy terrorist organization. It already runs the FM radio station Al-Bayan, which broadcasts from the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

ISIS has been actively seeking recruits with media and technology skills of late, according to Vocativ.

The channel is likely to be named “The Islamic Caliphate Broadcast.” It will broadcast live around the clock at KhilafaLive.info.

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