World-renowned, Al Jazeera TV is Qatar’s largest journalistic TV broadcaster. Its transmissions are in Arabic and English. Created in 1996 by Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar at the time, with the mission of transforming his small country into a regional cultural center. Al Jazeera started its transmissions on November 1st of that year and it quickly stood out for reaching a high level of freedom of speech and a sort of opposition scarcely seen in the Arab world. Its main mission is to broadcast the news in the way they are seen, as facts really took place. In November 15th 2006, Al Jazeera has launched its international channel in English for the whole world, aiming to focus in the Middle East events under an Arab point of view. Al Jazeera’s newsrooms in English are located in: Washington, London, Kuala Lumpur and Doha. Today, besides the news channel, there also are a sports channels (BeIn sports), a children’s channel and a documentaries channel.
BeIN Sports and Nasser Al-Khelaifi
The BeIN sports channel broadcasts the largest and better leagues in the world. The Brazilian championship is also broadcasted in Qatar. Nasser is a visionary and has transformed BeIN, the former Al Jazeera sports channel, into one of the most powerful chains in the world and he has acquired the right to the larger and better championships in the world. Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a former professional tennis player and one of the best athletes of the sport that the country has ever had. Al-Khelaifi transported this passion for sports to his professional life and became a successful businessman. Today BeIN has 19 HD channels and allows its fans to watch the best competitions in the world: including the main European Football Leagues from England, Spain, Italy and France, as well as the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League, The Africa cup of Nations and the AFC Champions League. The incomparable sports program of the network includes, amongst others: football, tennis, basketball, handball, athletics, car racing, cycling and rugby. The network has broadcasting stations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, in the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, BeIN Sports was noticed by all its competitors, due to its structure, with last generation studios and a differentiated program.
To watch the channel please access: http://www.en.beinsports.net/connect/bein-sports-news
In addition to Al Jazeera, Qatar has other state TV stations: Al Rayyan, Qatar TV and Al Kaas (sports).