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Al-Jazeera Int’l sets bow

English-lingo net sets launch for Nov. 15

DOHA, Qatar — Arab news satcaster Al-Jazeera announced Tuesday that it would launch its English language channel, Al-Jazeera Intl., Nov. 15, some six months late.

The channel has been beset by delays caused by technical difficulties.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Intl. is billed as the first global English-language news network headquartered in the Mideast, covering the news from an Arab perspective.

It has yet to announce distribution rights with U.S. cable networks. Outside America, the station will compete with CNN Intl. and BBC World, the two chief English-language satellite news channels.

Network will broadcast 12 hours a day of live news plus 12 hours of interview programs, features and analysis.

It will be headquartered in Doha and operate broadcast newsrooms in London, Washington and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Al-Jazeera’s Arab-language channel marks its 10th anniversary today.

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