Al Jazeera 24/7 Audio Stream now Available in the U.S.
International news channel partners with AudioNow to reach American listeners
September 13, 2012: AudioNow and Al Jazeera are pleased to announce a mobile radio partnership that enables Al Jazeera English and Arabic content to be accessed in the United States. The audio feeds for these channels are accessible via dialing (213) 493-0130 for Arabic and (213) 493-0140 for English.
Al Jazeera English is only available 24/7 online and on TV in select cities in the U.S. - DC, NYC, Toledo, Ohio, and Burlington,VT and the Arabic channel is available on Dish Network. By dialing the unique access numbers, listeners across the U.S. can now access Al Jazeera content from any mobile device or landline. Internet or smartphones are not required.
AudioNow is the leading mobile technology platform company providing universal mobile access for broadcasters in the US and around the world with an ongoing commitment to open media access across all mobile platforms. By dailing 213.493.0130 for the Arabic channel and 213.493.0140 for English, listeners across the U.S. can now access Al Jazeera content from any mobile device or landline. Internet or smartphones are not required.
“We are thrilled to partner with Al Jazeera. By providing them with a platform where they can reach a larger U.S. audience, we feel as if we’re making a difference,” says AudioNow’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Cernat. “Our mission is to achieve the widest media penetration possible via an affordable and ubiquitous technology. Al Jazeera audiences across the U.S. had to rely mostly on the internet to have access to content. With Al Jazeera on our platform, Al Jazeera listeners now only need a phone in order to get their daily fill of news and debates.”
Al Jazeera has over 60 bureaus in 130 countries and is available in over 270 million homes globally. The network made history when it started more than fifteen years ago as the first independent news channel in the Arab world, and has now expanded to include several channel including Al Jazeera English.
“We’re excited to be working with Audio Now to make our news and programming so accessible to Americans. Being available on another platform in the country- especially one that is widely available to virtually everyone- marks another step forward in our distribution efforts in the Americas. We encourage listeners who like our content to demand that it be available on TV by going to our website www.iwantaje.com,” said Amjad Atallah, Regional Director for the Americas.
In the past year, Al Jazeera English was named “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society, received a Peabody award for its coverage of the Arab uprisings, a Columbia-DuPont award for its coverage of the Haiti earthquake, a George Polk award and Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize award for the film Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark, and has been nominated for an Emmy for its coverage of the Fall of Tripoli and for the social media discussion show The Stream.
AudioNow is the leading provider of mobile phone broadcast radio distribution in the country. It uses proprietary, “HD” voice design and patent-pending technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms. Visit www.audionow.com to learn more and register.
Contact Information at AudioNow:
Manager of Listener Engagement