Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera

October 29, 2013 09:00 ET

Al Jazeera English Announces Continued Expansion in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) - Al Jazeera English is now available to over 97,000 subscribers in Saskatchewan. As of October 29, 2013 the award winning global news channel will be available to all SaskTel maxTVsubscribers through channel 58.

This announcement represents continued growth for the channel in the Canadian market since its launch in 2010, now available in Canada through Telus, Bell TV, Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw Cable, Videotron, MTS Allstream and CCSA member cable systems. Al Jazeera already reaches more than 250 million homes in over 130 countries around the world.

"Subscribers to SaskTel maxTV service now have access to Al Jazeera English's comprehensive offering of news, documentaries and programmes from over seventy bureaus worldwide," said Kimeran Daley, Head of Distribution for Al Jazeera in the Americas.

The channel remains dedicated to covering both major and underreported stories throughout the world, including in Canada. Al Jazeera's bureau in Toronto has reported on stories ranging from multiculturalism policies in Quebec to the struggle for the conservation of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.

Al Jazeera is well-known around the world for its coverage of major global events like the Arab uprisings, but has also excelled in diverse investigations and long-form programming. The channel aired a documentary about the education campaigning of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai two years before she was shot by the Taliban. Cooperating with outlets including The Guardian and the New York Times, Al Jazeera published the Iraq War Logs, documents that shed new light on the war and ultimately led to the imprisonment of leaker Bradley Manning. Al Jazeera English was also the first channel to interview Lance Armstrong's doctor.

About Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English seeks to present every side and every angle to its stories and act as a bridge between cultures.

With unique access, making it the channel of reference for Middle East events, and with bureaux strategically placed around the world, Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 250 million households worldwide, and was awarded the Columbia Journalism Award in 2011, 'Best 24 Hour News Programme' at the 48th and Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from Amnesty International and YouTube. Al Jazeera English has for three years running been nominated as 'News Channel of the Year' at the Royal Television Society Awards and has retained the title of 'News Channel of the Year' for three successive years at the Freesat Awards. The channel has also received several International Emmy nominations - one in news for its coverage of the Russia-Georgia War, one in current affairs for AJE's Witness Special - Return to Nablus, one for best documentary for Shooting the Messenger and one for digital programmes for its coverage of the US election.

Al Jazeera started out fifteen years ago as the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into an international media corporation - the Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.

Visit www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.