Tag Archives: Al Jazeera

Ooredoo inks media cloud deal with Al Jazeera

Qatari teleco, Ooredoo, has inked a media cloud deal with Al Jazeera Media Network. The media cloud infrastructure will connect Al Jazeeras main hubs in Europe, the Middle East, America, Asia and Africa, along with linking other bureaus around the world. Ooredoo will build cloud infrastructure using capacity on international fiber optic cables incorporating geographical [...]

Al Jazeera launches AJ+

Qatari pay-TV broadcaster, Al Jazeera, has introduced an online global community, AJ+. AJ+ is a digital video news and current events channel. The company created the channel on December 17, 2013. Al Jazeera ran the soft launch since June 13th, 2014. The application is also available on iOS and Android operating systems. “AJ+ is topical, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]