US satellite network brings Middle East news to Americans

Some Americans are getting an unusual glimpse of news broadcasts from the Middle East by tuning in to a US satellite network called Link TV. The non-profit network based in San Francisco offers a window on the region through its news programme Mosaic. The show, seen by several million American viewers on satellite television and the Internet, is a compilation of news broadcasts from the Middle East and the Muslim world.

Mosaic transmits news from Arabic-language broadcasters such as Al Jazeera and Abu Dhabi television, with English translation.