Al Jazeera may launch Balkan version

Al Jazeera is to launch a local version of its international news channel in the Balkans, according to local reports.

The broadcaster is currently searching for a managing director for this Balkans branch according to local press, and is expected to launch towards the end of the year or in 2011. Al Jazeera Balkans is expected to be based in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina.

According to local press, the channel will have some terrestrial coverage in Bosnia, and will be delivered by satellite elsewhere in the region.

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