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Posted On: 6 July 2009 06:48 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

New Al Jazeera software gives channel access on iPhone

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Al Jazeera English has launched “AJE Live”, a software application which gives viewers access to the channel live on their Apple iPhones and iPods anywhere in the world. AJE Live provides unlimited viewing of the Al Jazeera English channel on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. The application, developed with online TV specialist Livestation, is available for an introductory one-off fee of $2.99 on all Apple App Stores, which are accessible via iPhone and iPod touch devices or via iTunes. Phil Lawrie, Director of Global Distribution at Al Jazeera Network said: “The Web 2.0 generation is online 24/7 and demands to be constantly updated on global news as it happens. AJE Live is now part of the iPhone apps phenomenon, and is giving users instant access to an exciting brand of journalism when they want it, where they want it. Al Jazeera English is already firmly established as one of the most viewed news channels on YouTube and now AJE Live is keeping the station at the fore of the digital revolution.” Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of Livestation adds: “The fresh perspective on international news and current affairs offered by Al Jazeera English is an ideal match for the generation of iPhone users who want alternative news online. This is demonstrated by the success of Al Jazeera on the Livestation online service and by the high levels of web traffic generated by the iPhone and iPod Touch devices. I am confident iPhone users will welcome the ability to watch Al Jazeera on the move or at home through this high quality application”.