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Al-Jazeera coming to Singapore televisions

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 3, 2007

The Arab broadcaster’s English news service will be available to subscribers of Singapore Telecommunications’ (SingTel) pay-TV service, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement.

‘MDA has approved SingTel’s application to offer the Al-Jazeera English channel on MioTV – its IPTV (Internet Protocol television) service,’ Amy Chua, MDA’s director for media content division, said in the statement.

Officials did not say when Al-Jazeera would go on the air.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera has said it will provide an alternative perspective to international news channels based in Europe and the United States. (story)

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