Tag Archives: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera interested in Italian merger

Qatari pay-TV broadcaster, Al Jazeera, is eyeing a possible tie-up with the Italian commercial broadcaster, Mediasets pay-TV venture, Mediaset Premium. Mediaset is a big company and is a great opportunity for us,” said Emir Ali Bin Thamer al Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family that indirectly controls Al Jazeera. We are evaluating the [...]

Al Jazeera faces technical problems in broadcast

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has encountered massive technical problems which has forced the 24-hour Arabian TV-news channel to switch its news output from its headquarters in Doha to London. Reports suggest that the problems started on June 2 this year and while Al Jazeera have not revealed the cause of the problem, the Qatari broadcaster [...]

New Qatari channel launches to counterweight Al Jazeera

Qatar soon plans to launch a new Arabic-language news channel, Al Araby Television Network, as a political counterweight to Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, which allegedly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. The new station, which will be based in London and broadcast across the Arab world, is one of several new media ventures launched under the Emir [...]

Al Jazeera seeks compensation from Egypt

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has lodged a formal complaint against Egypts interim government demanding a compensation of USD 150 million for damages to its investments in the country since July 2013. Al Jazeeras formal notification of dispute is based on a bilateral investment treaty between Qatar and Egypt dating back to 1999 which calls on both [...]

Arqiva inks Al Jazeera distribution deal with Es’hailSat

British infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced its support for Qatari satellite company, EshailSat, to distribute Al Jazeera Media Network channels to the Middle East. Arqiva will transmit via two of the EshailSat transponders available to the Qatari broadcaster. The first EshailSat transponder for Al Jazeera was launched in December 2013, with the [...]

Al-Jazeera office faces closure in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian authorities are reportedly planning to shut down the Riyadh office of Qatar-based broadcaster, Al Jazeera, in the next few days over a foreign policy dispute between the neighbouring countries. The move to close down Al-Jazeera comes in the wake of a directive from Saudi Arabias Ministry of Culture and Information asking Saudi [...]

beIN Sports unavailable on OSN

Subscribers to Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sports premium packages on OSN subscribers have had programming blocked since February 7, 2014, and it might take four weeks to reinstate the service. OSN said it was looking into the issue, but blamed the outage on Al Jazeera, saying the Qatar-based provider had changed their channel encryption. Meanwhile, beIN [...]

Al Jazeera extends reach to Turkey

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, plans to extend its services to Turkey and will soon launch a new TV channel, Al Jazeera Türk. The move has been preceded by launching a Turkish online service ahead of a full television channel launch from Istanbul. Al Jazeera Türk is an important new member to the Al Jazeera Network, [...]

STC offers beIN Sports channels

Saudi operator, STC, will offer beIN Sports channels, owned by Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, to its Invision TV customers. The basic plan for the beIN channels will cost SAR 25 (USD 6.7) per month, while the comprehensive plan will cost SAR 53 (USD 14.13) per month. The coverage will include Italian, English and Spanish football [...]

ADTV to see subs decline in 2014

Dataxis estimates that Abu Dhabi TV Network (ADTV) saw subscriber growth of just 2% during 2013 to approximately 600,000 subs end-December after losing the broadcast rights to the English Premier League to Al Jazeera. ADTVs pay-TV bouquet was launched in July, 2010, after acquiring the rights to broadcast EPL matches across the Middle East and [...]