Al Jazeera has put in an offer for the Turkish channel Cine 5.
UPC Nederland has added the English service from Al Jazeera to its digital TV bouquet following numerous requests from subscribers. However, a spokesperson for the cabler said carriage is only temporary.
Al Jazeera has reacted with “utter disappointment” after a weekend that saw its signal dropped from Nilesat and its offices in Cairo closed. In a statement Al Jazeera, which broadcasts in Arabic and English, said the move was a reaction to how widely its coverage was being watched.
Al Jazeera Network has announced that Al Anstey has been appointed MD of Al Jazeera English. In this role, Anstey will lead the channel in its next phase of evolution and will be responsible for overseeing its day-to-day operations across its 65 international bureaux.
Al Jazeera has announced the appointment of Roch Pellerin as head of global distribution for the network. A veteran of the television industry with extensive professional experience throughout Europe and North America, Roch will spearhead efforts to continue the expansion of Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera is to launch a channel specifically targeting the Balkans region. According to Al Jazeera Network, Al Jazeera Balkans will make its debut in early 2011 and broadcast in the regional language.
Al Jazeera English (AJE) will begin broadcasting on the Freeview DTT platform tomorrow (July 1). In doing so, it will become available to 80% of homes in the UK.