Virgin Media adds Al Jazeera channels

Virgin Media has added English and Arabic versions of Al Jazeera channels to their TV line-up.

Al Jazeera English features in the cable platform's news channel genre, and Al Jazeera Arabic is in the international line-up. Both are available to all Virgin Media TV customers on M+ package and above, in addition Al Jazeera has granted the rights for distribution of content across Virgin Media's TV Anywhere service, including online, mobile and tablets.

Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English said: "We're now on all the major TV platforms in the UK, completing the picture for our distribution across the country. People in the UK are hungry for reliable information, well-told, so we're especially pleased to be offering news, programmes, and documentaries from our world-class journalists around the globe to our new viewers."

Mostefa Souag, managing director of Al Jazeera Arabic added: "Since Al Jazeera Arabic launched in 1996, people have talked about how we are always on in their houses, in the background, foreground, and part of the family discussion. It's been the same for Arab communities in the UK. The news agenda since the start of the Arab Awakening has been incredible, and we look forward to bringing our viewers the very latest from Egypt, Syria and wherever else the action is taking place."

DTG Staff  |  19.12.2012

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