April 17, 2007

Al Jazeera English News On YouTube

From today,You Tube visitors will be able to watch Al Jazeera english news.Al Jazeera introduced its English language version in November but has been unable to secure a deal with a cable television company to broadcast nationwide. Critics accuse Al Jazeera, which is available in the United States through satellite television or the Internet, of spreading anti-American and anti-Israel propaganda.But to YouTube, Al Jazeera English is just another “branded channel” that provides video content, much the way the National Hockey League, Capitol Records and the BBC do.The YouTube channel will run segments from such Al Jazeera English shows as “Frost Over the World” with David Frost; “Inside Iraq,” billed as a weekly debate program offering opinions from guests on Iraq; and “Riz Khan,” a former BBC and CNN journalist who now works for Al Jazeera, along with new material produced exclusively for the venture, like “Political Bytes” featuring the network’s UN correspondent, Mark Seddon. It plans to add 10 to 15 new clips each week.