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 Doha Qatar media based media house, Al Jazeera , says the  service will help reach new audiences where low Internet speeds limit access to video. The primary markets being targeted are Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia which will provide live broadcast content from Al Jazeera Arabic and English with plans for future channels and platforms as well.

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Ibrahim Hamid, Director of Enterprise and Digital Platforms at Al Jazeera Media Network said: “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 South-East Asia and Africa.”

Samir Ibrahim Director of Distribution and Sales , commented:“We are very excited to bring our content on an audio platform so we can reach new audiences where low Internet speeds limit access to video. The Al Jazeera brand continues to expand into the digital sphere At Al Jazeera we continue to explore new and innovative ways to enhance our content consumption through a variety of ways.  This announcement is another opportunity to strengthen our digital footprint and continue in our commitment to bringing access to Al Jazeera content across new platforms.” – The Peninsula