Al Jazeera English joins iPhone hype

By Robert Briel

July 6, 2009 09.49 UK

Following in the footsteps of fellow news broadcasters such as France24 and Sky News, Al Jazeera has now also jumped on the iPhone/iPod bandwagon.

In a news statement, the broadcaster said it had released AJE Live, a software application which gives viewers access to the channel live on their Apple iPhones and iPods anywhere in the world.

AJE Live provides “unlimited viewing” of the Al Jazeera English channel on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. The application, developed with Livestation, is available for an introductory one-off fee of $2.99 on all Apple App Stores.