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Arqiva to help Al Jazeera English reach 70% of UK households by June 2014

Al Jazeera English has leased capacity on one of two HD multiplexes held by Arqiva to become the first channel outside of the UK's public service broadcasters to take HD capacity on the terrestrial platform Freeview, Broadband TV News has reported. Arqiva, which was awarded the capacity by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) in July, said the international news channel will be available in 50% of UK households, and will extend to 70% of all UK households by June 2014.