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Al Jazeera English launches mobile apps

BlackBerry 10 and Android tablet apps launched to to experience award-winning content from Al Jazeera English.
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 12:29

Doha, Qatar | March, 11th 2013 – Al Jazeera Media Network has today launched new Android tablet and BlackBerry 10 applications.

The new apps provide users with full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English website – with free access to 24 hour live broadcasts and the latest current affairs programmes.

The BlackBerry 10 apps are built in conjunction with BlackBerry. This allows the Al Jazeera BB10 apps to leverage native features of the device such as tight integration with BlackBerry Messenger.

Android tablet users on 10” and 7” devices can now enjoy a “lean back” browsing experience where they can watch the live stream free of charge, listen to background audio, and also discover, watch, share and save the latest episodes from a variety of long-form programmes from Al Jazeera .

“We are delighted that Al Jazeera’s multi-award winning news and current affairs coverage is now available on Android tablet and BlackBerry 10 devices,” said Moeed Ahmed, Head of New Media at Al Jazeera Media Network.

“With the global Android market growing at an incredible pace, today’s announcement reemphasises Al Jazeera’s commitment to ensuring that people can watch our coverage whenever and wherever they want – whether it is on a tablet, mobile device, PC or Connected TV.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

• Blackberry 10 users can download the app here: http://bit.ly/WYiRaV

• Android tablet users can download the app here: http://bit.ly/13QSLOy

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