Al Jazeera launches app for Symbian and Windows Mobile

Al Jazeera, the global 24 hour news and current affairs television network, based in the Middle East, is launching a mobile application called Al Jazeera, which gives access to the channel’s Arabic and English programs live and on demand for all users of Symbian or Windows Mobile phones worldwide.

Developed by mobile TV specialist Mobiclip, the Al Jazeera mobile application provides high quality live viewing of the News Channel in English and Arabic as well as Video News Bulletin on demand. The application runs on WiFi, 3G and Edge networks and can be downloaded online.

Phil Lawrie, director of global distribution at Al Jazeera Network commented: “This is an exciting new development – the launch of a world-class application that will facilitate the viewing of Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic channels, and made for mobile VOD service, for users around the world. The launch of Mobiclip’s Al Jazeera app is another initiative that helps us to meet our goal of serving our audience through multiple platform technologies.”

André Pagnac, CEO of Mobiclip added: “Al Jazeera is one of the most prominent news networks globally and we are proud to deliver to the network the highest standard of service and user experience. The Mobiclip application demonstrates the performance of our global video delivery platform. The billing system is simple and works across various platforms; such as Symbian and Windows Mobile. Through the Mobiclip application we are making Al Jazeera available to millions of mobile phone users worldwide, and this in itself is a major step in digital video distribution.”

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