Al Jazeera to launch British, French and Turkish news channels
- Qatar: Wednesday, March 20 - 2013 at 07:51
Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network has announced plans to launch a news channel in Britain, while studies are at an advanced stage for a French-language channel, AFP has reported. The British channel will broadcast for five hours during prime time as a cut-in UK content aired on Al Jazeera English channel, which was opened in 2006. The network's director general Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani also said that studies were at an "advanced stage" to launch a French-language channel aimed at "building bridges with other cultures and peoples." The network, which opened Al Jazeera Balkan in Sarajevo in 2011, is readying to open Al Jazeera Turkish, he added.
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