Million’s Poet 2012
Million’s Poet is a reality television show aired on Abu Dhabi TV and The Million’s Poet Channel. The show is a competition for the most talented poet in Arabic poetry with prizes for the top five poets. The show is very popular in the Middle East; in its first season, its ratings overtook those of the UAE’s national sport, soccer, and led to the show being called one of the most successful Arab television shows ever. The show is funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority of Culture and Heritage in order to revive the poetry of Nabati, Mwal, Shalla and Qalta. Competitors are judged both by the quality of their poetry and by their recitation.
Poet TV is a 24 hour satellite channel focused on poetry.It is operated by Pyramedia a partner at twofour54Abu Dhabi.