Israeli satellite TV drops BBC World in favour of Al-Jazeera

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Lone
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Post by Lone » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:16 am

I dunno if any of you guys picked up on this, but it was reported in the Guardian a few days ago:



http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1971223,00.htmlhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1971223,00.html>



Of all the channel I least expected to get coverage in Israel, it would have been Al-Jazeera, so I'm quite surprised by this. But nevertheless it's good to see AJI getting off to a good start.

eagleeye
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Post by eagleeye » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:24 pm

I'm surprised that they can't carry both. But AJE is strong and focused on ME news, so it's not surprising that they want to watch it.

Lone
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Post by Lone » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:20 pm

eagleeye wrote:I'm surprised that they can't carry both. But AJE is strong and focused on ME news, so it's not surprising that they want to watch it.



Mmm, it'll be interesting to see how the BBC respond, or how AJI might affect other broadcasters elsewhere.

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