Al Jazeera English has been launched in India through DTH provider, Dish TV. The channel was launched following a meeting which consisted of Manmohan Singh, Al Anstey, managing director, Al Jazeera English and Anmol Saxena, India bureau chief.
On the launch, Saxena, said, “Al Jazeera is gaining quite a reputation worldwide. I wish them success for their launch in India.”
The channel announced the launch on Dish TV will be available in the family pack tier on Channel 618.
On the launch, Anstey said, “We are delighted to be launching on Dish TV today. India is an emerging leader in today's globalised world, and a critical country for Al Jazeera English to broadcast across. We are confident that our coverage will be of enormous interest and value to audiences across India. Through our vast network of reporters worldwide, we provide eye-witness reports from all corners of the globe. We are uniquely placed to deliver honest and in-depth coverage."
Jawahar Goel, managing director, Dish TV, said “Dish TV being the pioneer and market leader with many industry firsts to its credit, in yet another first for Dish TV, we are proud to have Al Jazeera channel on our platform. Al Jazeera's launch on our platform will keep our family of 11.7 million subscribers connected and updated with latest in current affairs, issues and happenings across the globe. Dish TV has been a trend setter in offering its viewers the best content, service and quality and we will continue to bring the best of the content for our valued subscribers”.
Al Jazeera English is an international news channel, holding close to 70 bureaus worldwide which span over six different continents. The channel was established in 2006.
Al Jazeera has produced a showreel of its highlights since 2006 for its India launch.
WATCH the showreel here