FILE - New Year Celebrations
CAIRO - 31 December 2018: On New Year's Eve, all media outlets race to attract singers and stars to perform for their audience.
On TEN TV, Amr Abdel Hamid will host star of Egyptian folklore Ahmed Shiba in his program "Ra'ye Aam" (Public opinion). The star will talk about his singing career and his personal relation with acting star Mohamed Ramadan.
Shiba will reveal secrets about songs in the TV series "Nesr al-Saed" (Eagle of Upper Egypt) and expose why he agreed to participate in the duo "100 Wesh" (100 faces) with Tamer Hosny.
Shiba is also set to perform a number of his most popular songs, and will sing other songs for Amro Diab and George Wassouf.
The National Media Authority prepared a diverse program to celebrate the New Year. Egypt's channel 1 is celebrating through a series of programs, including "Good Morning Egypt" from 7a.m. to 10a.m., followed by "MasrAl-Mahrousa" (Egypt, the protected), which presents a special episode about the Copts, their traditions in Christmas and New Year's Eve, and the trip of the Holy Family through Egypt.
Meanwhile, Egypt's channel 2 prepared special episodes of all its programs, such as "Bensabah aleik" (Good morning to you), "Masr Gamila" (Egypt is beautiful), "Zeina" and "Min Maspero" (From Maspero).
At 8 p.m., channel 2,in cooperation with the Egyptian Satellite Channel,will broadcast a special celebration from Cairo Opera House.
The channel will cover the occasion through its programs "Mobasher men Masr" (Live from Egypt), "Nogoomal-Reyada" (Sports stars) and "Sahret Rasel-Sana" (New Year's celebration).
Nile TV Channel celebrates the New Year's Eve by honoring the stars of Nile Drama at 12 a.m. The ceremony witnesses the presence of a large number of stars, including Noor, Elham Shahin, Safia el-Emari, Hisham Selim, Amr Abdel Gelil, Mohamed Ramadan, Khaled Selim, Hani Ramzy, Hani Salama,and Dina Fouad.
"Lost World" movie will be broadcasted on Nile live channel at 2 a.m.
In addition, Nile Live Comedy channel broadcasts "A star for Christmas" at 4 p.m. "Banat el-Am" (Cousins) starring Ahmad Fahmy, Shiko, and HishamMagdyis set to be broadcasted at 7 p.m.
The same channel broadcasts the comicplay "Raya WaSakina" (Raya and Sakina) starring Shadia, Soheir el-Bably, Abdel MoniemMadbouly and Ahmed Bedeir at 10 p.m.
For his part, Amral-Leithi, chairman of Al-Nahar TV network, prepared a huge celebration on New Year's Eve with the participation of 20 of the top stars of Egypt and the Arab world in the realms of arts, drama, sports and social affairs.
Veteran singer Hany Shaker is among the invited stars and is set to also celebrate his birthday on air.
MBC Masr (MBC Egypt) will host a celebration in which veteran folkloric singer Ahmad Adawiya will perform a selection of his popular songs on "Hadith al-Masa'a"program (Evening talk) at 5 p.m. with TV host Yasmine Ezz.
Furthermore, Amro Adeeb will host a number of popular stars in his program aired on the same channel"Al Hekaya" (The story) at 10 p.m. Among the stars are Diab and Mostafa Haggag,
MBC Masr 2 (MBC Egypt 2) will broadcast the Indian Movie "New Happy Year" at 6 p.m. The movie is starring Sharokhan and Deepika Padukone. The channel will broadcast numerous TV series throughout the day.
Last but not least, veteran actress Esaad Younis will host a number of veteran Egyptian stars in her TV program "Sahebat al-Sa'ada" at 11 p.m. Among the stars are veteran actor Mahmoud el-Gendy and Hady al-Gayar.