Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Al-Jazeera news network put on hold

Al-Jazeera International news network will not open this May as planned and likely will be shelved until after this summer.

Technical snags between the broadcast nodes in Doha, Qatar, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington D.C., have delayed the network's awaited debut.

File photo of Al-Jazeera newsroom.
Reuters file photo of Al-Jazeera newsroom from Yahoo News.

Also it is not known if any U.S. carrier has contracted to air the network.

Al-Jazeera wants to compete with other worldwide broadcasters like the BBC and CNN and has signed name journalists like David Frost, Dave Marash and Riz Khan.


Get news, chat, jokes, lyrics, food recipes and more at AsiaPacificUniverse.com!

Travel Asia Pacific


Add to Technorati Favorites!

Add to Google

Subscribe in NewsGator Online

If you have Google or Yahoo! toolbars, drag this link into your bookmarks toolbar to bookmark this page.


Add to reddit
Add to Digg

Press Ctrl + D to add to your browser bookmarks.