Al Jazeera Media Network has appointed Dima Khatib as Managing Director of AJ+.
Al Jazeera Media Network has assigned the role of acting MD at Al Jazeera English to Giles Trendle. The role was vacated by Al Anstey’s departure to head Al Jazeera America.
Al Jazeera’s BeIN Media Group is close to buying Digiturk, according to Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the talks currently taking place between the two parties.
beIN Sports, the sports subsidiary of Qatar-based Al Jazeera group, has acquired the international live broadcast rights of German football league Bundesliga in all territories where it is present.
Al Gore has filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera, accusing it of fraud and breach of contract in its $500 million purchase of Gore’s Current TV cable channel.
Al Jazeera has received a licence from the Swedish Broadcasting Authority and launched to Swedish viewers through the DTT platform Boxer.
Italian media group Mediaset confirmed Saturday that it has received expressions of interest from foreign media companies.
Arqiva has announced it will support Qatar’s first satellite company Es’hailSat to distribute Al Jazeera Media Network channels to the Middle East.
Al Jazeera is now available in Turkish, with a new portal (aljazeera.com.tr), mobile applications and digital magazine set to go live on January 22.
Al Jazeera Arabic launched on the Freeview platform at noon Thursday, becoming both the first foreign language service to debut on UK DTT, and the first standard definition channel to use MPEG-4.