Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new audio web app that gives users in low-bandwidth regions access to a live audio stream of the Al Jazeera TV broadcast on their devices.
The service, which started on Thursday, will help Al Jazeera to reach new audiences where low internet speeds limit access to video by providing live audio from the Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English channels.
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Ibrahim Hamid, director of enterprise and digital platforms at Al Jazeera Media Network, said the service underscored Al Jazeera’s commitment to”developing compelling digital experiences for those in areas with low-bandwidth internet connections.
“This service adds to our commitment of developing compelling digital experiences for those in areas with low-bandwidth internet connections in markets such as Southeast Asia and Africa.”
Samir Ibrahim, Al Jazeera’s director of distribution and sales, said the Al Jazeera brand was continuing to expand into the digital sphere.
“At Al Jazeera, we continue to explore new and innovative ways to enhance our content consumption through a variety of ways.
“This announcement is another opportunity to strengthen our digital footprint and continue in our commitment to bringing access to Al Jazeera content across new platforms.”
The new app can be downloaded at listen.aljazeera.com.