Virgin Media viewers can now get both Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic on their TV service. Al Jazeera Arabic is the first Arabic channel to launch on Virgin Media. The channel has been the most watched provider of news in the Middle East since it emerged as the first independent channel in the region in 1996.
The English channel features in the cable platform’s news channel genre, and the Arabic channel is in the international line-up. Both are available to all Virgin Media TV customers on M+ package and above and in addition Al Jazeera has granted the rights for distribution of content across Virgin Media’s TV Anywhere* service, including online, mobile and tablets.
Commenting, Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English said: “We’re now on all the major TV platforms in the UK, completing the picture for our distribution across the country. People in the UK are hungry for reliable information, well-told, so we’re especially pleased to be offering news, programmes, and documentaries from our world-class journalists around the globe to our new viewers.”