Al Jazeera English Expands Digital Access For U.S. Audiences


WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 -- Al Jazeera Media Network announced that it has resumed making Al Jazeera English, its multi-award winning news and current affairs channel, available free to U.S. audiences through and across a range of digital platforms. 

Dr. Mostefa Souag, Al Jazeera's Acting Director General said, "Al Jazeera's mission is to provide an unfiltered perspective on the most important events happening around the world, from the viewpoint of the people they impact. Our extraordinarily committed and passionate journalists do this with a tenacity in their search for truth that is remarkable by any standard. Our coverage is unique, critical and sought out around the world."  He continued, "New technologies and tools are transforming the news industry.  Al Jazeera English, like all Al Jazeera Media Network news platforms, is wholeheartedly committed to the digital revolution of media and bringing our pioneering journalism to people wherever they are and whenever they want it." 

Al Jazeera English's news coverage, shows, documentaries, and online content are accessible to U.S. audiences through its website Streamed and On Demand video is also available across a range of digital platforms including: IOS and Android mobile apps, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and podcasts on iTunes. Al Jazeera English news can also be read on: AOL, Apple News, Flipboard, Google Newsstand, MSN, News Republic and Yahoo, amongst others.

Giles Trendle, Acting Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, added: "Al Jazeera English offers a wide range of news, programmes, and digital content covering critical topics and featuring perspectives rarely – if ever – heard. Our journalism is global in terms of viewpoint, diversity, and reach – reflecting universal themes and issues common to all. It transcends government and corporate interests and challenges established narratives. In a world seemingly beset by rising bigotry and extremism, Al Jazeera English provides a wider scope of information, insight, and understanding. We are delighted to bring this independent and thought-provoking content to the U.S. market." 

Al Jazeera English: A Decade of Award-Winning Coverage
Founded by the Al Jazeera Media Network in 2006, Al Jazeera English (AJE) provides the latest news and current affairs coverage, across broadcast and digital platforms, to over 190 countries from nearly 80 bureaus, including in the U.S., with offices in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles.  AJE is known for its independent reporting and giving a voice to the voiceless around the world. In recognition of this, it has won numerous international awards including Peabody Awards, International Emmy Awards, the WEBBYS, and the Online Media Awards for best website. For a full listing of awards, please visit: AJE is nominated for two awards at tonight's Emmys.

With the resumption of AJE's distribution in the U.S. earlier this month, viewers are able to access livestreamed news coverage from around the world as well as a wide variety of shows covering hard-hitting interviews and debate, investigative reporting, observational documentaries, and magazine programs.

About the Al Jazeera Media Network
Al Jazeera Media Network strives to deliver content that captivates, informs and inspires. Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate.  It gave a global audience an alternative source of news and information, quickly making it one of the world's most influential news networks.  Today, the Network reaches more than 305 million homes.