9 April, 2007: Al Jazeera English, the new English language news and current affairs channel, part of the Al Jazeera Network, and Digiturk today announce a significant partnership following the completion of a carriage deal. Digiturk has started carrying Al Jazeera English on its DTH platform on channel 125 in Turkey.
Through this distribution agreement Digiturk customers had the opportunity to start viewing Al Jazeera English from the 4th April 2007. The deal forms part of the basic content package which makes the channel available alongside other international news channels.
Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, headquartered in Doha broadcasts to more than 90 million households worldwide. Al Jazeera English is the first global news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. The channel of reference for the Middle East & Africa, Al Jazeera English reverses the information flow from South to North.
Nigel Parsons, Managing Director at Al Jazeera English, said: "We are delighted that Digiturk is carrying Al Jazeera English and that they recognise the growing hunger for accurate, impartial and objective news. This agreement allows this key platform to offer their subscribers more choice in their news consumption."
DIGITURK is the first name in digital platform management in Turkey that has been operating since 2000 as part of the Çukurova Group. With more than 150 television, radio and interactive channels, it broadcasts with high quality digital sound and vision. DIGITURK offers a great variety of entertainment packages including local and international channels, movies, sports, documentary, news, music, children's programming, life-style and interactive channels that target various audiences. DIGITURK, with its rich content, offers a wide range of TV to its viewers and also exclusive, interactive communication.
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English will set the news agenda and act as a bridge between cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera International will balance the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.
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