Al Jazeera’s English language, international news and current affairs channel has been awarded a licence from the Swedish Broadcasting Authority and has launched to Swedish viewers through the digital terrestrial television platform Boxer. The duration of the licence lasts until March 31st 2020.
Ehab Sahawneh, Executive Director of Marketing & Distribution at Al Jazeera, commented: ‘The granting of this licence by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority is an endorsement of the real appetite in Sweden for international news and storytelling. We know from the number of people visiting our website from Sweden, that it is a fertile ground for global news. The country’s global outlook and attitude toward diversity makes it a perfect fit for Al Jazeera’s range of award-winning news and programmes coverage’.