Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera threatens action against Algerian TV over pirated football match

Al Jazeera Sport this week threatened to take legal action against Algerian public broadcaster ENTV for having retransmitted coverage of a World Cup qualifier football match between Algeria and Burkina Faso to which it did not hold the rights. Al Jazeera secured the support of the African Football Confederation (CAF), which lodged a protest over […]

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 […]

Al Jazeera accuses Egypt of blocking signal

Middle East broadcaster Al Jazeera has accused Egypt of jamming its Egyptian news service’s signals. According to the MediaGuardian website, the broadcaster accused Egypt of blocking its transmissions after commissioning detection specialist Integral Systems Europe to investigate the problem. Al Jazeera’s Egyptian service, Al Jazeera Mubasher, which broadcasts on the Nilesat satellite platform, has been […]

Al Jazeera America launches today

Al Jazeera’s new US channel launches today, taking on existing news services such as CNN and MSNBC. The launch follows Al Jazeera’s acquisition of Al Gore-backed Current TV at the beginning of the year. The channel will be available to close to 50 million US TV homes at launch thanks to Current TV’s carriage agreements. […]

Perform renews Premier League web clip deal

Digital sports media firm Perform has renewed its deal with the Premier League to produce and distribute football clips and highlights for the web and mobile devices. The three-year global licensing deal will see Perform produce “near-live” highlights, previews and round-up clip packages, as well as a white label mobile and tablet app. Perform will […]

Al Jazeera secures MENA English Premier League deal

Al Jazeera Sport has secured rights to English Premier League football in the Middle East and North Africa for the next three years, starting from next month. Al Jazeera has struck a deal with sports rights outfit MP & Silva, which secured the rights to distribute Premier League games in the region in January, for […]

Al Jazeera linked to move for Spain’s Mediapro

Al Jazeera is in talks to acquire Spanish producer Mediapro, according to local reports. The Qatari state funded broadcaster has been aggressively rolling out channels internationally and has also been acquiring key sports rights. A deal for Mediapro would give Al Jazeera rights to several key soccer clubs and competitions including games from Barcelona and […]

Canal Plus files complaint against beIN Sport

Canal Plus has filed a complaint against Al Jazeera’s beIN Sport for anti-competitive behaviour, according to local reports.  According to BFM Business new site, Canal Plus has filed a complaint with the Tribunal de Commerce after preparing a case over several months. The pay TV group is arguing that the Qatari group is engaging in […]

Al Jazeera launches Windows Phone 8 app

News channel Al Jazeera has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that will provide full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English and Arabic websites as free access to 24-hour live broadcasts. The Windows Phone 8 apps were built in partnership with Nokia and Microsoft. The app receives minute-by-minute information updates as […]

Al Jazeera launches in HD with all-new look

News channel Al Jazeera Arabic has launched a new look with a complete redesign of studios and graphics and has launched on HD on the Nilesat satellite platform. Ahmed bin Jassim al Thani, director-general of Al Jazeera Media Network, said that the move was the first phase of a plan that also included the lauc […]

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