Posts Tagged ‘TV’


Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob and the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) have announced that the 2011 People’s Choice Award will be hosted on Yahoo! Maktoob, reaching the sites’ 55 million users in the Middle East and North Africa.  The People’s Choice is the category in the AIB’s international media excellence awards which is open to onlin...
Screenshot Updated. Aljazeera, the popular Arab TV Network and the only English TV station that is based from the Arab world has officially launched its blog network called Aljazeera Blogs . Update: Aljazeera English TV station remains blocked by US cable operators with no reasonable justifications rather than being racists. was blocked, as it seems the b...
Screenshot Updated. Aljazeera Arabic the well known Qatar based TV network, has just added listeners tweets to its “ Minbar Aljazeera” talk show. This move makes Aljazeera the first Arab TV to integrate with twitter. Minbara Aljazeera, (which mean Aljazeera Forum) is a weekly Arabic listeners live talk show, that tackles different issues and top...
Screenshot Access to the Web via TV is gaining momentum, as a number of access devices with Web capabilities are gaining global household adoption with tens of millions of units being sold every year. These devices range from Set-Top Boxes like DreamBox, video gaming consoles such as Xbox, Playstation and WII, and new LCD TVs with Web and Bluetooth capabiliti...
Screenshot As the crisis continues in Gaza, Aljazeera Labs is continuing their innovation. This time they recently beta launched crowdsource mapping mashup "Mapping the War on Gaza" service, in collaboration with Ushahidi who  have successfully used their platform to crowdsource information during recent crisis in Kenya and South Africa. The platform...
Screenshot Citizen journalism takes more uptime on hot news, remember London bombings? The first images were shot by mobile camera, and today the first reports of Mumbai bombing came from citizen journalism via twitter and images on flickr. So Aljazeera launching of Sharek (an Arabic word which means participate) is smart way to get breaking news an...
Screenshot HAMPSHIRE, UK -- The increasing availability of mobile handsets capable of receiving free-to-air analogue and digital terrestrial TV signals will adversely impact the prospects for dedicated mobile broadcast TV networks, according to a new report from Juniper Research. While the report says that more than 330m mobile users worldwide will own...
Screenshot Part of its new media initiatives, Aljazeerea launch of an iPhone app is aimed at  growing the reach of the English version of the channel, which is mostly banned by US cable operators. The iPhone app is the English version of the network's content. The default page pulls 9 headlines, and has a topic button that are categorized into: Alja...
Screenshot It is quite clear to any one that convergence between media and telecom is happening, we can add IT too. The internet is a telecom medium but it is also a media medium, where a new bread of media company popped up years ago called New Media like yahoo, now the most notable trend is web 2.0: blogs, Wikis, social network, social media, etc. VoIP i...
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