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Al Jazeera on Freeview

Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, have launched on Freeview (channels 267 and 268) in the UK. Global Distribution Services is a content aggregator specialising in FAST channels, pay TV, and digital monetisation. Synapse serves as its technology provider known for its FAST Server-Side Ad-Insertion […]

September 13, 2023

Al Jazeera extends relationship with Avid

Media and entertainment technology provider Avid has extended its agreement with long-time customer and global media conglomerate Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN), with a deal that will transition the network’s production operation towards a cloud-based subscription service, together with multi-site collaboration and remote production. Al Jazeera selected Avid to completely upgrade and expand its news […]

August 24, 2023

Egypt again bans Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera says that ‘a number’ of its Egyptian journalists and presenters had been added to a list of alleged terrorists by Egypt. Qatar-based Al Jazeera said that its journalists and presenters have been cited as terrorists and their names published in an official newspaper earlier this month following a ruling by the Cairo Criminal […]

July 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Saudi plans Al Jazeera competitor?

Saudi Arabia’s state media group is mulling an international English-language news channel to rival Qatar’s Al Jazeera. Saudi Research and Media Group has contacted consultancies to study feasibility, reports the FT. Boosted by recent high oil prices, Saudi Arabia seeks to compete with Dubai as the Gulf region’s financial hub and is looking to sport […]

May 10, 2023

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