With only a few days to go until Ramadan, the budget for the seasonal edition of the Ramadan drama Droob Shaeka has been delayed due to the 2014 government budget deficit.
Abdualazizi Al-Harazi, the director of Droob Shaeka, explains that although there is increasing pressure to condense the series this year, the essence of the series will still be conveyed, despite having a shorter time-frame.
Droob Shaeka series deals with all sorts of pressing social issues, including the ownership of weapons, security unrest and patriotism.
This years' edition of Droob Shaeka was close to being canceled, with plans to just replay episodes from previous years.
Drama shows similar to Droob Shaeka are produced by other TV channels, such as the privately-run youth channel Yemen Shabab established in 2012.