Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera launches mobile news app

Doha-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera has announced the launch of a new mobile app for iOS and Android. Utilising the Unified Mobile Platform (uMP) for the Network’s website content, the app leans on Al Jazeera’s new unified Content Management System (uCMS) architecture using GraphQL to simultaneously converge its newsrooms’ content in a single application. The […]

Al Jazeera denounces Israeli shutdown

Al Jazeera has denounced the Israeli government’s decision to close Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Jerusalem and revoke the media credentials of its journalists. Al Jazeera spoke out after Israeli Communications Minister, Ayoub Kara, said during a press conference at the weekend that the government also planned to shut down Al Jazeera’s cable and […]

Al Jazeera strikes global partnership with Google

Al Jazeera has struck a global partnership with Google in a bid to “cement Al Jazeera’s position as a digital-first broadcaster” and accelerate growth. The news organisation said that the two companies plan to “allocate significant resources into the partnership” and will focus on a number of key areas. These are: to attract and retain […]

Ericsson strikes raft of content deals for Nuvu SVOD platform

Ericsson has acquired over 2,500 hours of content through a raft of deals for the Nuvu subscription video-on-demand service it launched earlier year. Ericsson has acquired content from a range of international distributors including Viacom – with content from BET and Nickelodeon – MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles acquired include Hawaii […]

Report: Al Jazeera plans US streaming move

Al Jazeera Media Network is reportedly planning to make its English-language international news channel available to viewers in the US via the web. According to an email seen by Reuters, Al Jazeera plans to make Al Jazeera English available in the US across digital platforms in September and is in talks with cable carriers about […]

Al Jazeera Balkans joins Team:Sat platform

Al Jazeera Balkans is joining the Team:Sat TV platform operated by Team:Media and will broadcast exclusively in HD, free-to-air, from the Eutelsat 16A satellite. The news was announced at the NEM event in Dubrovnik and the channel is due to launch in HD on the television platform on July 1. Al Jazeera Balkans, which first […]

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 […]

Al Jazeera makes DVB-T2 transition as Sweden begins 700MHz clearance

Al Jazeera has started broadcasting in the DVB-T2 format and in MPEG-4 on the Boxer TV digital-terrestrial platform in Sweden as network operator Teracom begins the process of clearing the 700MHz band. Al Jazeera will broadcast in parallel in DVB-T and MPEG-4 during the transitional period ahead of the clearance of the 700MHz band in […]

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 […]

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