AL Jazeera expands distribution in India

Al Jazeera English has signed a distribution agreement with Airtel Digital TV expanding its distribution network in India. The channel will be available on the Airtel Digital TV’s Channel No. 321. With this partnership, Al Jazeera English will now be accessible on all major Direct to Home platforms such as Dish TV, Tata Sky, Reliance and Airtel Digital TV in India.

Expanding the channel’s reach in the country, Abdulla Al Najjar, Executive Director, Marketing and Distribution, Al Jazeera Media Network, said: “We are very pleased with this agreement. We have a strategic commitment to employ new avenues and platforms for audiences across the world to access our content. We look forward to delivering Al Jazeera English’s ground-breaking content for audiences across India with such partnerships.

Al Jazeera English’s association with Airtel Digital TV will allow them to cater to its users on the network. Viewers will now be able to access Al Jazeera’s award winning news and programme content from around the world at a click of a button. Globally, Al Jazeera English is available in over 260 million households across 130 countries.

Launched in November 2011 in India, Al Jazeera English is known for its belief in the shared humanity of the global community, and as a result keeps real people at the centre of the story.

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