Al Jazeera’s AJ+ launches Android app

Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera has launched an Android app for its digital service, AJ+. AJ+, which is already available via the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV services, offers a mix of original content for digital audiences. The new Android TV app allows users to consume and engage with AJ+ content and features comments […]

AJ+ launches on Apple TV

Al Jazeera has launched a version of its youth-focused mobile news service AJ+ for Apple TV. Al Jazeera said the new digital experience marks AJ+’s “first step in making content available through an app on the big screen.” Since its inception in September 2014 AJ+ has focused solely on native mobile and social distribution, though […]

AJ+ passes one billion milestone

Al 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, […]

Al Jazeera names AJ+ chief

Qatar-based Al Jazeera has named Dima Khatib as managing director of its digital-only news platform AJ+. Khatib joined Al Jazeera in 1997 as a broadcast journalist in Doha and later became a news producer. She has also been responsible for setting up Al Jazeera bureaus in China and Venezuela. AJ+ disseminates news via channels including […]

Al Jazeera launches mobile news service AJ+

Al Jazeera has launched its new youth-focused news service AJ+ as a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices.  AJ+’s content is designed to be easily sharable on social networks and includes bite-size videos, topical polls and quizzes and links to additional relevant stories. The service will also encourage users to engage and join […]

Al Jazeera begins AJ+ rollout

Al Jazeera has soft-launched content for its new online and social news service AJ+, ahead of an official launch later this year.  The Middle Eastern news broadcaster has launched its Twitter and Facebook presence and added a handful of videos to its YouTube channel for AJ+, which it described as a “current affairs experience for […]

Al Jazeera to launch new online channel

Middle Eastern broadcaster Al Jazeera us due to launch a new, dedicated online channel in the next few months.  Al Jazeera, which is currently referring to the channel internally as AJ+, said that it aims to use the service to engage a “passionate online generation in new forms of storytelling.” Discussing the move at Cannes […]