Al Jazeera announces iPhone live link

Qatar based TV station launches new software to give iPhone, iPod users access to channel.

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By  Andy Sambidge Published  July 6, 2009

Middle East based TV station Al Jazeera English has launched a new software application which gives viewers access to the channel live on their Apple iPhones and iPods anywhere in the world.

AJE Live provides unlimited viewing of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English channel on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks, the company said.

The application, developed with online TV specialist Livestation, is available for an introductory one-off fee of $2.99.

Phil Lawrie, director of Global Distribution at Al Jazeera Network, said: "The Web 2.0 generation is online 24/7 and demands to be constantly updated on global news as it happens.

"AJE Live is now part of the iPhone apps phenomenon, and is giving users instant access to an exciting brand of journalism when they want it, where they want it.

"Al Jazeera English is already firmly established as one of the most viewed news channels on YouTube and now AJE Live is keeping the station at the fore of the digital revolution."

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