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AJ+ passes one billion milestone

AJ+ one billion views JazeeraAl Jazeera’s digital-only news platform AJ+ has passed the milestone of one billion online video views a year since its inception in September 2014.

Al Jazeera provided a breakdown of the service’s views. Facebook video views numbered 1,016,062,889, including 432,653,724 views of over 30 seconds. YouTube views, on the other hand, numbered over 28 million, with 137,000 subscribers.

“It is a great achievement to reach such a milestone in such a short span of time since the launch,” said Dima Khatib, the Managing Director at AJ+.

“It is a testament to the hard work of the AJ+ team and also the support that the Al Jazeera Media Network has given to cutting-edge digital platforms in delivering content. We believe that with such solid foundations, we will see AJ+ continue its rapid growth. Engagement and editorial go hand in hand with the ethos of AJ+ which finds new ways to tell human stories while understanding and addressing our audience’s demands.”