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Al Jazeera to broadcast in India 4, January 2011

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Al-Jazeera, Qatar.
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Al Jazeera English is to start broadcasting in India where it has just been granted a licence to operate. This potentially gives Al Jazeera the opportunity to broadcast to 115 million households in the world’s second most populous country, increasing Al Jazeera English’s global audience by nearly 50%.

An excellent article on this subject notes that when ALE launched in 2006 they asked to operate in India but were refused by the Indian Home Ministry citing ‘security considerations’.

 

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1. David lepeska - 4, January 2011

One interesting note: AJE has in fact been broadcasting in India since its 2006 launch — but only in the predominantly Muslim region of Kashmir. Most of the TVs in the offices of the Valley’s newspapers are tuned to AJE throughout the day.

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2. Indian - 7, February 2011

Do you have date for the begin of broadcast in entire India?
Has there been any agreements with major DTH players in India?
if yes then which one would be broadcasting it

thegulfblog.com - 8, February 2011

Alas no…


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