Al Jazeera English HD has launched today on Freeview, the UK’s biggest TV platform. It is the first time anywhere in the world that the channel is available in HD.
The announcement comes as the UK regulator OFCOM announced a launch of a total of 10 new HD channels freed up by the switch off of analogue TV. ”Al Jazeera is already on all the major TV platforms in the UK, the fact we now will be operating on Freeview in HD further enhances our distribution across the country,” said Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English.
“Al Jazeera English has a pedigree for providing our viewers cutting edge news and programmes from our world-class journalists. Providing this on Freeview HD showcases these news and programmes at their very best.”
The launch will be phased with transmitter sites being switched in major population areas between 26th November 2013 and June 2014.
Al Jazeera English HD is on Freeview HD channel 108
Al Jazeera English is also available on Sky Guide channel 514, Freesat channel 203, Freeview channel 83, Virgin Media channel 622.