Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English launches on Tivùsat

Al Jazeera English has launched in HD on Italian free-to-view satellite platform Tivùsat.    The addition of the channel means that Tivùsat now offers 73 channels, of which 12 are available in HD. Viewers can see Al Jazeera English HD on channel number 167. Abdulla Al Najjar, Al Jazeera’s Executive Director of Global Brand and […]

Al Jazeera English joins new Apple TV

Al Jazeera English has joined the new Apple TV platform, providing news and programmes on-demand as well as 24-hour access to the channel’s live video stream. Users will be able to save videos for later viewing, access all saved content from the Watch List, have 24-hour access to Al Jazeera’s live video stream and follow […]

New chief for Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera has named Giles Trendle as acting managing director of its English-language channel, following the departure of Al Anstey to take over at Al Jazeera America.  Trendle was previously responsible for commissioning and acquiring a number of high-profile programmes for Al Jazeera English, including the Witness documentary strand. Prior to joining Al Jazeera, he […]

Al Jazeera to launch HD service as UK DTT expands into 600MHz

Al Jazeera is to launch an HD service on the Freeview platform in the UK following the award by Ofcom of two new HD digital-terrestrial multiplexes in the 600MHz frequency band to transmission services provider Arqiva in July. The BBC has already announced that it will launch five new HD services – BBC News, BBC […]

Al Jazeera English revamps iPad app

Al Jazeera English has revamped its iPad app, enhancing the social functionality of its access to the channel’s TV feed.  According to Al Jazeera, the Live Dashboard update includes a social second screen feature alongside the in-app live TV output. Users will be able to view the channel’s official Twitter feeds, the user’s own personal […]