Al Jazeera taps Arqiva for global satellite distribution

Al JazeeraQatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Media Network has tapped media services provider Arqiva to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services.

As part of the long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute Al Jazeera’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English to global networks.

Arqiva said it will provide dual and triplicate redundancy on key components of the core fibre, satellite and teleport design to ensure a high-quality viewing experience for Al Jazeera viewers.

“With Arqiva already providing the transmission for all of Al Jazeera’s output to the Middle East from its UK Teleports, it made sense to turn to them as we looked to take on a new global satellite distribution partner. This agreement is another step towards providing our audiences across the world with a higher quality viewing experience,” said Abdulla AlNajjar, executive director of global brand and communications at Al Jazeera

David Crawford, managing director for satellite and media at Arqiva, said: “With millions of households tuning in worldwide, Al Jazeera is one of the biggest multinational, multimedia news networks in the industry – and one we’re thrilled to be working with. We look forward to continuing to be a trusted partner of AJMN, helping them to monetise their content in multiple ways across multiple territories.”