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Al Jazeera appoints Arqiva for satellite distribution

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has been selected by Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services, with work having commenced in February of this year.

Over the course of a long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute AJMN’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English to popular global networks. The new agreement will allow Al Jazeera to offer its international audience a better viewing experience as the bit rate and video quality will increase.

Abdulla AlNajjar, Executive Director of Global Brand and Communications at Al Jazeera, commented: “With Arqiva already providing the transmission for all of Al Jazeera’s output to the Middle East from its UK Teleports, it made sense to turn to them as we looked to take on a new global satellite distribution partner. This agreement is another step towards providing our audiences across the world with a higher quality viewing experience.”

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