Future TV has been temporarily shutdown by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who owns the TV, due to financial difficulties. FTV employees have been on strike for months after not being paid their wages and chances are they won’t get paid anytime soon. Few months back, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper suspended its print edition and launched an online platform, citing financial difficulties as well.

Hariri promised to relaunch the TV in the upcoming months, after all the employees’ dues are settled. Future TV was founded in 1993 by former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.