Al Jazeera English available on Xbox One
Doha – 20th November, 2014.
Al Jazeera and Microsoft Xbox today announced the launch of Al Jazeera English on Xbox One, further enriching the online content experience for all Xbox One users worldwide, including the Middle East & Africa region. From today, Xbox One users can download the Al Jazeera application in the “Apps” marketplace via the console dashboard.
The new app enables Xbox One users to enjoy their favourite Al Jazeera programmes and news through the Xbox One dashboard, including an interactive programming guide displaying current programmes and the programming for up to seven days. The easy-to-use and intuitive interface has been optimized to give customers the best experience on Xbox One. Al Jazeera English on Xbox One is also compatible with the Snap feature, allowing entertainment enthusiasts to enjoy Al Jazeera while multitasking.
Abdulla AlNajjar, Executive Director of Marketing and Distribution at Al Jazeera Media Network said: “We are very excited to be bringing our content to Xbox users in MENA, Turkey and South Africa. The Al Jazeera brand continues to expand into the digital sphere, and this partnership with Xbox allows Al Jazeera content to be seen by new and existing viewers on a new digital platform”.
“At Al Jazeera we continue to explore new and innovative ways to enhance our content consumption through a 360 degree connected device experience and this partnership with Xbox provides us with another opportunity to strengthen our digital footprint and continue in our commitment to bringing access to Al Jazeera content across new platforms.”
Nuri Cankaya, Xbox Live Marketing Lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa, said: “The addition of Al Jazeera English in the MEA portfolio of Xbox Live apps marketplace is milestone that speaks to Microsoft’s dedication to make Xbox One the premiere gaming and entertainment ecosystem”.
About Al Jazeera
The network’s news channels have an extensive newsgathering reach with over eighty bureaus across all the continents of the world. Al Jazeera’s indepth global approach to journalism, allied with a commitment to giving ‘voice to the voiceless’, has won it numerous awards and plaudits over the years including the Columbia Journalism Award, a DuPont award, Peabody, International Emmys, and RTS News Channel of the Year.
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