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Haystack News expands to 400+ news providers

Haystack News, an ad-supported streaming service that connects US viewers with hyper-relevant local, national and world TV news, has announced the service now offers content from more than 400 providers on its Haystack News streaming AVoD platform, and will surpass more than 50 live news channels this January. Haystack News launched live news as a […]

January 25, 2022

Al Jazeera ‘distances’ Rightly

Al Jazeera, the Qatar media group, has stopped creating content for its new conservative digital project in the US, Rightly, according to The Guardian. Apparently in December, the company ended its show on the platform, which was being overseen by its editor-in-chief, Scott Norvell, a Fox News veteran. Al Jazeera launched Rightly last year to […]

January 19, 2022

NewsPlayer+ the one-stop-app for COP26 TV news coverage

With world leaders arriving in Glasgow this weekend, NewsPlayer+ will provide access to global perspectives and diverse views on COP26 and climate change. NewsPlayer+ uniquely brings 28 live news channels from every continent together in one official streaming service, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, CGTN (China), Euronews, RT (Russia) and Sky News International; as […]

October 29, 2021

Al Jazeera launches Unified Mobile app

Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new application utilising the Unified Mobile Platform (uMP) for the Network’s website content. The app is available on the App store and Google Play, and is compatible with smartphones and tablets. The app takes advantage of the new unified Content Management System (uCMS) architecture using GraphQL to simultaneously […]

October 25, 2021

Al Jazeera hit by cyber-attack

Qatari news network Al Jazeera says it has suffered “continual” hacking attempts over the past few days. It stressed that hackers had not succeeded in their attempts to disrupt output. It comes following similar news of rumoured cyber attacks on Cox. Al Jazeera’s websites and platforms experienced “continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and […]

June 11, 2021

Haystack News adds Deutsche Welle

Haystack News, the US, ad-supported streaming service that connects viewers with local, national and world TV news, has announced a new content distribution agreement with Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster. With the agreement between the companies, Haystack Newshas  launched DW’s world news content as the latest addition to its curated and personalised AVoD service […]

June 11, 2021

NewsPlayer+ goes live in UK

NewsPlayer+ has launched in the UK, just in time to give viewers an opportunity to watch global perspectives on the US Presidential Inauguration across 15 channels via its new one-stop streaming destination. NewsPlayer+ brings a range of premium English-language news brands together, live and around the clock, offering seamless navigation across diverse international perspectives. UK […]

January 19, 2021

VideoElephant TV launches global streaming service

VideoElephant, an aggregator of premium global video content, has launched a free OTT streaming service worldwide that provides viewers access to short-form video content from over 200 global news, entertainment, and lifestyle partners. Over 60 digital channels of short videos, on demand videos, and over 500 shows are available from VideoElephant’s curated library of over […]

September 30, 2020

Al Jazeera ordered to register AJ+ as “foreign agent”

Qatar-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera has been obliged to register its online digital news service AJ+ as a “foreign agent” by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).  It means that AJ+ is now subject to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The DoJ, in a letter to the Al Jazeera Media Network, alleges the broadcaster […]

September 18, 2020By Chris Forrester