Al Jazeera has extended global coverage of its English-language service (newsroom pictured, left) to Argentina, and now tops a potential 110m DTH and cable homes. Launched in November 2006, the channel says it now has distribution to 113m homes.
Al Jazeera English (AJE) will be available on Argentina’s Multicanal and Cablevision services. The channel already has a news bureau open in Buenos Aires headed up by Lucia Newman.
Phil Lawrie, Al Jazeera Network’s Director of Global Distribution, said: "This exciting new launch carries Al Jazeera English’s unique brand of journalism to a sizeable new audience in Latin America. This new distribution in the region complements the channel’s pioneering reporting from Latin America and right across the ‘global south’".
Al Jazeera English’s dedicated page on YouTube is home to the website’s most watched news channel internationally, with 21 million videos viewed since its launch in April 2007.