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Al Jazeera Launches Live Streaming Application for Symbian and Windows Mobile Phones

October 5, 2009

PARIS, October 5 /PRNewswire/ — Al Jazeera, the world’s first global
24-hour news and current affairs television network, based in the Middle
East
, is today launching a mobile application called “Al Jazeera”, which
gives access to the channel’s Arabic and English programs live and on-demand
for all users of Symbian or Windows Mobile phones worldwide.

Developed by mobile TV specialist Mobiclip, the “Al Jazeera” mobile
application provides high quality live viewing of the News Channel in English
and Arabic as well as Video News Bulletin on demand. The application runs on
Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge networks and can be downloaded from
http://www.aljazeera.mobiclip.com/.

Phil Lawrie, Director of Global Distribution at Al Jazeera Network
commented: “This is an exciting new development – the launch of a world-class
application that will facilitate the viewing of Al Jazeera’s English and
Arabic channels, and made-for-mobile VOD service, for users around the world.
The launch of Mobiclip’s Al Jazeera app is another initiative that helps us
to meet our goal of serving our audience through multiple platform
technologies.”

Andre Pagnac, CEO of Mobiclip Inc. adds: “Al Jazeera is one of the most
prominent news networks globally and we are proud to deliver to the network
the highest standard of service and user experience. The Mobiclip application
demonstrates the performance of our global video delivery platform. The
billing system is simple and works across various platforms; such as Symbian
and Windows Mobile. Through the Mobiclip application we are making Al Jazeera
available to millions of mobile phone users worldwide, and this in itself is
a major step in digital video distribution.”

About Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be
headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera
English is setting the global news agenda and acts as a bridge between
cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East
events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha,
Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English is balancing the
information flow from South to North, providing independent and impartial
news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to
different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is available in over 100 countries to over 150 million
households worldwide, and was recently awarded “Best 24 Hour News Program” at
the 48th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival. The channel also recently
received its first three International Emmy nominations – two in news and
current affairs for its groundbreaking coverage of the military crackdown in
Myanmar and its Red Mosque coverage and one for digital programmes for their
coverage of the US election.

Al Jazeera started out over twelve years ago as the first independent
Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive
television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally
named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into
an international media corporation – the Al Jazeera Network now consists of
the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera
Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web
sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera
Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.

Visit http://www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.

    Find out how to watch AJE in your region:

http://english.aljazeera.net/watchaje

Watch online at http://www.livestation.com/aje and
http://www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish

About Mobiclip Inc. :

Mobiclip Inc, formally known as Actimagine Corp, is a global leading
provider of mobile TV and video solutions. The company has developed a video
distribution platform available as an own-brand product and allowing the
delivery of live TV and VOD for all wireless and mobile networks. Mobiclip
technology is provided under license to key players in the market including
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Nintendo Co.
Ltd. Visit www.mobiclip.com

SOURCE Actimagine


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