Nov 15 2006

Al-Jazeera Intl Goes Live

Category: In The Media,PersonalChrisM @ 11:34 pm

We now have an alternative news source on our satellite receiver. Listening to BBC World and CNN really only tends to give one angle on most stories, and the others (EuroNews,CCTV9(Chinese), Russia Today etc.) all tend to either be bland, or so blatantly state-guided, if not controlled, as to add little to the mix.
Anyway, I’ve had Al-Jazeera Intl tuned in for a while, and they’ve now switched from their test transmission (3 minute ad rolled over and over) to real programmes.
Our sat. dish is pointed at the HotBird group of satellites, but I’m assuming they are transmitting on other European-based satellites as well.
Link to BBC News article is here.

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