Al Jazeera Media Network

BeIN launches women’s sport initiative with 2019 World Cup

Qatar broadcaster BeIN Sports has landed exclusive broadcast rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in more than 30 countries across MENA. As a result, beIN will distribute the tournament to more countries than any other broadcaster. The company also used the opportunity to launch a global initiative – dubbed beINSPIRED – which aims to get […]

Al Jazeera creates new digital division

Al Jazeera Media Network has created a new digital division under corporate strategy chief Yaser Bishr to oversee development across all digital products, services and platforms. Bishr, executive director for corporate strategy and development at the broadcaster, was appointed to head up the new unit by acting director-general Mostefa Souag. Bishr previously led various digital […]

Al Jazeera to cut 500 jobs worldwide

Al Jazeera Media Network has announced plans to cut roughly 500 jobs worldwide, the majority of which will be in Qatar.  The news broadcaster said the plans are part of an “optimisation initiative” that is linked to the “ongoing transformation of the media landscape” and follow a decision earlier this year to close its US TV […]

Al Jazeera taps Arqiva for global satellite distribution

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Media Network has tapped media services provider Arqiva to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services. As part of the long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute Al Jazeera’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English to global networks. Arqiva said it will provide dual and triplicate redundancy on […]

Al Jazeera HD bouquet launches on Es’hail-1

Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new HD bouquet on the Es’hail-1 satellite at 25.5° East. Al Jazeera, which was the first channel to broadcast via the first Es’hailSat satellite in 2013, is launching its HD bouquet, which includes content from Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English. New services Al Jazeera Mubasher and […]