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Al Jazeera expands global reach with Orange TV

The Arabic and English language news channels from Qatar-based satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera are now available across every major pay-TV platform in France, following a new distribution deal with Orange TV.

According to, the agreement, which covers distribution by Orange across its television, computer, mobile and tablet platforms, will increase Al Jazeera’s availability to 18 million French households.

“We are delighted to announce that Al Jazeera is now available across all major platforms in France. Both Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English have continued to grow in reach and popularity in France, and this announcement is a concrete illustration of our commitment to our French audiences,” said Mr.Roch Pellerin, head of global distribution, Al Jazeera Network.

The flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel was launched 15 years ago, while Al Jazeera English joined the network in 2006. Together they are now available in over 260 million households in 130 countries around the globe.