Wind Telecom to bring Al Jazeera to Dominican Republic
| 20 May 2014
Wind Telecom will be bringing Al Jazeera English to the Dominican Republic, with the channel making its debut on 20 May on Channel 30.
"This partnership with Wind Telecom demonstrates our enduring efforts and commitment to the Caribbean and Central America," said Al Jazeera's head of distribution at Samir Ibrahim. "Al Jazeera English believes everyone has a story worth hearing, and trust that viewers in the Dominican Republic will enjoy our news and programmes which reflect the experiences and issues of people across the world regardless of geography or status."
Al Jazeera English has covered numerous Dominican Republic and Latin America stories including Hurricane Sandy, Haiti's cholera epidemic, the election of the first South American Pope and the Venezuelan election. The channel has also premiered the second season of Viewfinder Latin America, which showcases independent Latin American filmmakers. Fault Lines, the network's flagship documentary series about the Americas, recently won a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Haitian cholera outbreak.
"Wind remains focused to bring innovation to our customers. We are very excited to be the first to offer Al Jazeera in the Dominican Republic," said Damian Baez, executive vice president of Wind Telecom. "Our customers will quickly adopt and enjoy the objective and comprehensive content of this award-winning, global and multicultural channel."