Al Jazeera Sports News promised

Chris Forrester

Best-known for its all-news broadcasts in Arabic and English, Al Jazeera is already transmitting sport (and kids and factual) channels. Now it says it will launch a sports news channel in Arabic.

“The new Arabic-language channel aims to enlighten viewers about what is happening in the world of sports and provide them with comprehensive coverage of the most important international events," Mohammed Ammor, a director at Al Jazeera, told Emirates Business.

Al Jazeera’s sport channels already hold the rights to the Champions League, Italy’s top soccer games and North America’s NBA games. Ammor says the channel has also struck deals with “British channels” to provide reports, interviews and news.