Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Al-Jazeera yes, the BBC no, says Israel

The BBC dropped in favour of al-Jazeera? In Israel of all places?

Yes indeed. Israel's satellite provider Yes TV is replacing BBC World with the newly launched al-Jazeera English. BBC World will still be available in Israel on cable, but will lose half its audience. Al-Jazeera will now have an international audience of 80 million households.

Long-dominated by BBC World and CNN, the international news market is becoming increasingly competitive with the entry of al-Jazeera English last month and France 24 last week.


At December 13, 2006 4:19 PM, Blogger Paul Vincent said...

One of the things about Israel is that its a more free and open society than over here. The comments and discussions that make us anti-semites in the west are discussed in the Israeli media all the time.


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