Virginity soap?

This is a screen grab of a commercial on Kunuz Al-Jannah channel.

It’s one of hundreds of stations on the Arab satellite distributor Nilesat that have absolutely no programing, except for a steady stream of clipart slides, selling skin cream–including breast enlargement cream:

And some sort of marriage counseling:

The slides change every 10 seconds or so. Meanwhile the audio is a mix of religious music and Koran reading. Occasionally a booming voice interrupts to say “Koran TV.”

For more on the hundreds of these electronic-billboard-like channels that dominate the Arab satellite TV dial, see my recent Bold Magazine column “A thousand channels and nothing is on

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