Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 19-08-2011
A content partnership has been forged by Al Jazeera English to bring reports from the Qatar-based satellite broadcaster to users of the Pulse visual news reader app by over five million iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones and tablets.
Al Jazeera English Front Page, Opinion, and Features are among the content now available to consumers via Pulse.
“It’s important to offer our users a global perspective,” said Aksha Kothari, chief executive and founder of Pulse. “The addition of Al Jazeera and its world class international reporting helps ensure that we are providing the most comprehensive experience for our millions of users around the world.”
Moeed Ahmad, manager, new media at Al Jazeera, added: “Pulse is a perfect partner to extend our digital reach, making it easy for people to find and consume our content. We have readers from all over the world and now we are giving them even more access to the latest breaking news from across the world in a way that is fast and convenient.”
Pulse has been honoured with an Apple Design Award for excellence in iPhone, iPad and Mac applications design. As well as Al Jazeera, it provides content from AOL, CNN, ESPN, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC News via msnbc.com, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo! News – among others.