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Al Jazeera Arabic joins Freeview

January 17, 2014

Al Jazeera Arabic is now available to UK households that have a Freeview HD set top box or Freeview HD TV. The channel is broadcasting in standard definition but will be carried on the new digital terrestrial multiplexes awarded to Arqiva in 2013.

Al Jazeera Arabic is the only non-English language channel available on Freeview and joins Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera English HD which were launched on Freeview in November 2013.

Mostefa Souag, Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network said: “We believe that there is a growing demand by audiences that understand Arabic in the UK for in-depth analysis and reporting, which we have bringing to our viewers for the past 17 years. The inclusion of Al Jazeera Arabic on Freeview has doubled its access to viewers in the UK market, which is a necessary step forward for our global presence.”

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