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Al Jazeera English now available on Dish TV

MUMBAI: Al Jazeera English is expanding its reach in India with launch on the leading direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV.


With the deal in place, the channel will reach 11.7 million households across India and will be available to over 48 million individuals with the channel available in the family pack tier on channel 618.


Al Jazeera English MD Al Anstey said, "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."


Al Jazeera English is an international news channel, holding over 70 bureaus around the world which span six different continents. Launched in 2006, it broadcasts to over 250 million households across 130 countries, a number that is expected to grow as the channel expands throughout India.


Dish TV MD Jawahar Goel said, "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."


The international news provider has operated a bureau in New Delhi since its establishment five years ago.

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