Livestation offers free, live Arabic TV news channels online
- Middle East: Tuesday, October 07 - 2008 at 13:08
- PRESS RELEASE
Livestation, the destination for live TV and radio over broadband, has added four international Arabic language news channels to its official partner line up.
- Rusya Al-Yaum (Russia Today Arabic)
- France 24 (Arabic)
- Euronews (Arabic)
Livestation is the only Internet TV service offering access to these anchor channels in high quality and free of charge. The service already includes a selection of channels in English, Spanish, French, German, French and Russian.
According to Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of Livestation, the addition of four Arabic language channels is in response to the growing demand for online Arabic news which followed last year's 48% increase in broadband usage in the Middle East.
"We can tell from our viewing data that the Internet is increasingly becoming the first port of call for live TV in the Middle East and we felt we should be there to serve this audience."
Livestation partners now include Al Jazeera English, BBC Arabic, BBC World News and BBC World Service radio, Bloomberg Television, C-SPAN, Deutsche Welle TV and radio, euronews (English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic and Spanish), France 24 (English and Arabic) and Russia Today (English and Arabic).
Livestation is the new, interactive way to enjoy high-quality live TV and radio channels, on the desktop via a broadband connection. The Livestation player is being continually developed and updated to integrate with the latest and most popular social networking trends, offering users the ability to share, chat, and take control of their viewing experience. In addition to the partner channels, Livestation viewers can also search more than a 1200 viewer-added channels which have already been bookmarked by other viewers more than 750,000 times.
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