Al Jazeera English expands Spanish reach
- Qatar: Wednesday, July 23 - 2008 at 13:44
- PRESS RELEASE
Al Jazeera Network has unveiled a new contract with TSF On Sat that takes the channel to over 3.2 million households across Spain on the Hispasat satellite network.
Al Jazeera English programming will be broadcast on TSF's satellite platform and on digital terrestrial television services in Northern Spain and Southern France (including Barcelona, the whole Pyrennes and touristic Costa Brava area); on cable in all Spanish and French major cities and on the station's Internet channel.
Up to 40 Spanish independent local TV stations in Spain are affiliated to TSF.
Phil Lawrie, Director of Global Distribution for the Al Jazeera Network commented: "This is yet another excellent advance for Al Jazeera English in the region. This new partnership demonstrates the continuing strong demand for AJE in Europe, where we now reach over 50 million households.'
Lídia Nadal, TSF Europe's C.E.O. added: "Al Jazeera English is a very independent and impartial world news channel. Our partnership will be a very good news for all TSF On Sat's viewers".
Al Jazeera English can be seen three hours a day on TSF On Sat on satellite Hispasat, covering most of Europe.
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