Turkish media are reporting that Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi of Qatar has acquired a controlling stake in leading Turkish satellite pay TV operator Digiturk, which is to become part of the Al Jazeera…
In the Middle East, the 2014 FIFA World Cup will overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy fasting month and consequently the biggest time of the year for broadcasters, when big-budget skeins and soaps…
Will Al Jazeera change the world of global sports the way it changed global news?
With negotiations remaining at a stalemate with DirecTV, the Pac-12 Networks has focused its energies on a new advertising campaign that aims to convince subscribers to the satellite distributor to…
Al Jazeera America came to NCTA with real distribution work to do, courting cable operators to carry the all-news channel that parent org Al Jazeera Media Network intends to launch by late August.
Time Warner Cable is unleashing its TWC TV app for Apple devices for use outside subscribers' homes — but of the initial live lineup of 10 national nets, only Fox News Channel is a top-tier cabler…
French tv maven Fabrice de la Patelliere, head of fiction programming at Canal Plus, is shepherding a slate of shows sure to draw the attention of U.S. programming execs.
Qatar-based Al Jazeera has initiated "informal contacts" with Barcelona-based Mediapro to explore the possibility of acquiring Spanish soccer league TV rights from September 2015.
AL JAZEERA TIMELINE Nov. 1, 1996: Al Jazeera debuts, airing six hours a day out of Doha, Qatar. The station is born after the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, buys a failed BBC Arabic…
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…