Al Jazeera to launch on UK’s Freeview

Al Jazeera English, the English-language version of the Qatar-based news broadcaster, will launch on UK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview tomorrow.

Al Jazeera will air from 06:00 to 23:00 on channel 89, making it available to about 80% of UK homes.

Wadah Khanfar, director general of the Al Jazeera Network said: “We are extremely pleased that Al Jazeera English’s groundbreaking news and current affairs programming will be available to more than 80% of UK homes. Providing content to the widest possible audience, free of charge, is part of Al Jazeera’s ongoing mandate and mission. With a large network of bureaus, and with unique access to under reported regions across the world, Al Jazeera English will bring a much needed international perspective to this important and diverse region.”

The channel is also available on Freesat and on BSkyB’s platform in the UK.

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