In January, the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party were burnt down but the army sent its tanks a few hundred meters away to protect the Maspero (Egyptian state TV headquarters).
This clearly demonstrates the importance of the TV station to the government.
State TV has been notorious throughout the years, for broadcasting cookery programmes during times of crisis.
Despite revolution, there has been little change at Egypt TV. The head may have changed but the editors, heads of channel and presenters remain the same as they were and employees continue to lack skills, leaving production standards low.
Phone in shows are usually faked, with office staff calling in and putting on different voices.