There are a lot of regional channels to choose from via satellite or cable.
Pay or subscription television in Abu Dhabi is available on cable, or via satellite directly from providers such as Showtime, Orbit, Star TV and ART. Showtime and Orbit both provide a wide selection of English (primarily US, but also UK, Canadian and Australian) programming, subtitled in Arabic.
The main free-to-air English television channels are Dubai One, MBC 4, MBC Action, MBC 2 and City 7. Most shows are broadcast in English, with Arabic subtitles, with the exception of City 7 that does not subtitle its programming. Dubai One, MBC 4 and MBC Action show mostly well known US series, and some UK series but are generally around six months or more behind the pay or subscription channels.
Abu Dhabi TV: is an Arabic TV station that was originally launched in 1969 in Abu Dhabi and was re-launched twice (in 2000 and 2008). It is owned by Abu Dhabi Media Company,
one of the biggest media groups in U.A.E. It is broadcast across the whole Middle East region, as well as North America, South America, Europe and Australia
Web site: www.adtv.ae