Free Speech TV to broadcast Al Jazeera English live
February 8th, 2011 - 12:06 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
US-based non-profit broadcaster Free Speech TV has announced that it will be carrying live, breaking news coverage of the events in Egypt from Al Jazeera English. Free Speech TV reaches 35 million US homes.
“We are very pleased to work with Free Speech TV to bring Al Jazeera English’s acclaimed news content to an even wider audience in the United States,” said Al Anstey, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. “Al Jazeera has been leading the way in coverage of the situations in Tunisia and Egypt, providing unmatched reporting and putting these complex situations into context for viewers around the world. There has been a strong outcry from the American public to have access to AJE, and we applaud FSTV for making our groundbreaking reporting available to their extensive audiences throughout the country.”
Al Jazeera English live coverage of the unrest in Egypt is now available on Free Speech TV DIRECTV channel 348, DISH Network channel 9415 (3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., 10 p.m. - Midnight, and 3 a.m. - 8 a.m. EST) and streaming online at w//w.freespeech.org. Upon completion of this special live coverage programming initiative, Free Speech TV will continue to air weekly Al Jazeera English programming as follows:
* Al Jazeera English DC News: 6:00 p.m. ET - Monday through Sunday.
* Riz Khan Show: 3:30 p.m. (premiere), 8:30 p.m., and 1:30 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. ET - Monday through Friday.
* Fault Lines: 10:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m. ET Fridays, 11:00 p.m. ET Sundays