Starting in 1991, several leaders of the North African Partnership launched a multi-media working group with the goal of broadcasting the Gospel to North Africa.
In 1997, together with several partners, the working group produced a series of one half hour shows in the Kabyle language comprised of a short message and examples of daily life applicable to the Kabyle population. They were successfully broadcast on the arabic Christian channel Miracle and generated many positive responses to the Gospel.
For the first time in the history of North Africa, Dda Yidir (photo right) , a Christian from this region showed his face on the television to present the Gospel.
In October of 1999, the 28 participants of the multi-media working group of the North African Partnership enthusiastically decided to respond to the needs of North Africans by launching a new channel which would be dedicated to them.
In 2000, CNA took wings on the Hotbird satellite, which covers North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The Director was none other than an Algerian of Kabyle origins : Ali A.
From 2003 to 2009, the CNA block was broadcast by the channel El Hayat (Life TV in English) with one hour of programming repeated twice a day (three hours daily).
Since 2009, CNA has been working toward the launch of a "Web TV" (TV channel broadcast by Internet). The Internet broadcast is an intermediate step toward our goal of autonomous satellite broadcast.