Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera launches Virgin Media TiVo app

International news channel Al Jazeera has launched a TiVo app for Virgin Media customers in the UK, offering on-demand access to Al Jazeera content for the first time. The app will offer news and current affairs programmes and will also let customers stream live Al Jazeera content while simultaneously receiving headlines and tweets from Al […]

Mediaset rises on renewed pay TV sale speculation

Shares in Italy’s Mediaset rose in early trading yesterday amidst speculation that it is about to sell its pay TV business. Financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore has reported that Vivendi and Al Jazeera have begun due diligence on Mediaset Premium, which is expected to turn a profit of €55 million by 2017 and €102 […]

Al Jazeera launches in Sweden

Al Jazeera has launched in Sweden as part of the Teracom-backed Boxer digital-terrestrial TV platform.  Al Jazeera’s English-languagte version has secured a licence from the Swedish Broadcasting Authority and the channel will air 24 hours a day on Channel 38. “The granting of this licence by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority is an endorsement of the […]

Mediaset plays down report of Al Jazeera, Canal+ pay TV tie-up

Mediaset has played down reports that it is on the brink of forging a wide-ranging pay TV alliance with Al Jazeera and Canal+ Group by saying that detailed discussions of its pay TV plans are still in progress and will be reviewed by its board and that of Mediaset España at their next meeting. The […]

BeIN Sport Champions League deal raises French rights revenues

Al Jazeera-owned BeIN Sports and pay TV operator Canal+ are to share French rights to UEFA Champions League football for the next three seasons. BeIN Sports has secured rights to air the best match from Tuesday nights, while Canal+ has secured first choice for Wednesdays. BeIN Sports will air the final, which will also be […]

Es’hailSat moves forward with plan for second satellite

Qatar-based satellite operator Es’hailSat has issued a request for proposals for a second satellite. The Es’Hail 2 satellite will be placed in orbit at the regional hotspot at 26° East. Es’hailSat said the new satellite will significantly add to its capacity to deliver premium DTH services across the Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail 2 […]

beIN Sport to roll out across MENA with Pace

Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sport has chosen Pace to deliver home media servers and HD set-top boxes to enable it to roll out its service across the Middle East and North Africa. BeIN Sport is offering a range of sports to subscribers in the region, recently adding Formula 1 motorsports to its list of rights in […]

BeIN Sport takes World handball championship rights

Al Jazeera-owned French sports broadcaster BeIN Sport has acquired the rights to the World handball championships for both men’s and women’s events for the 2015 and 2017 competitions. International Handball Federation president Hassan Moustafa and beIN Media Group CEO Nasser Al-Hhelaifi signed a deal at the IHF’s HQ in Bâle, Switzerland. beIN Sport will be […]

Al Jazeera launches digital-only Turkish channel

Al Jazeera has launched a new Turkish-language channel, Al Jazeera Türk, on the web, targeted at Turkey and Turkish speaking audiences around the world. The channel is currently available via by a dedicated portal – – with accompanying mobile applications and a digital magazine. “Al Jazeera Turk is an important new member to the […]

Al Jazeera Arabic joins Freeview

Al Jazeera Arabic has joined UK DTT platform Freeview, marking the first non-English news channel to run on the service. The launch follows the debut of Al Jazeera English HD on Freeview channel 108 in November last year.

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