Al Jazeera launches new audio service app targeting low-bandwidth regions in Africa


Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new audio web app that will give users in low-bandwidth regions access to a live audio stream of the Al Jazeera TV broadcast on their devices.

The service will help Al Jazeera reach new audiences where low Internet speeds limit access to video. The primary markets being targeted are Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

Ibrahim Hamid, director of Enterprise and Digital Platforms at Al Jazeera Media Network, says, The launch of our Al Jazeera audio streaming service will give new audiences the ability to listen to the live broadcast of our English and Arabic channels. This service adds to our commitment of developing compelling digital experiences for those in areas with low-bandwidth Internet connections in markets such as Africa and South-East Asia.

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