The channel was launched in 1994 as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The Israeli prime minister Yizhak Rabin decided to create a government-operated Arabic satellite channel that targeting to the Arab viewers of the country. At launch, the channel began to relay broadcasts from the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
In early 1998, due to the low viewership, the channel was rebranded to Channel 33 to attract more viewers, with the slogan 'Channel 33 - Much more interesting!'. The channel was broadcast on channel number 33 on Israeli cable platforms.
Channel 33 was replaced by Makan 33 in May 2017.
Kan 11 (HD) | Kan Hinuchit (educational) | Makan 33 (Arabic)