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Al Jazeera to Deliver Bloomberg News Content For Expanded Global Business Coverage

February 11, 2019

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Al Jazeera Media Network today announced a content license agreement with Bloomberg Media Distribution to enhance Al Jazeera’s expanding global business coverage. Select Bloomberg content, including news stories, digital video, charts and photos, will run alongside the business and economics coverage on Al Jazeera ’s English-language digital properties.

“Commerce connects everything. It is the inextricable force behind global events. As such, our expanded focus on business and economics coverage falls squarely within our mission to deliver comprehensive, unbiased, fact-based reporting on the events impacting millions of lives in our region and around the world,” said Dr. Yaser Bishr, Executive Director (EVP) of Digital Media for Al Jazeera.

The new content agreement will combine Bloomberg’s global business coverage with Al Jazeera’s expanding business and economic reporting, providing Al Jazeera’s audience with added depth and context on the dynamics of global economy.

“In today’s globalized economy, business and entrepreneurship are the pathways to self-determination and economic independence. Our expanded business coverage will bring our audience the insights and information to navigate an increasingly competitive global marketplace,” said Juan Carlos Van Meek, Director of Digital Innovation & Programing for Al Jazeera.

Under the terms of the deal, Al Jazeera’s editors will curate select business and finance stories from Bloomberg News and publish them on Al Jazeera’s English-language digital properties. Bloomberg content will supplement the already-robust offering of business coverage from Al Jazeera, an area of ongoing importance for the Doha-based network.

Through an existing agreement, Al Jazeera’s content is also available to subscribers of the Bloomberg Terminal, the world’s leading source of business and financial data, news and analytics.

About Al Jazeera DigitalAl Jazeera Digital delivers award-winning news reporting via more than 36 distinct digital properties — including AlJazeera.com (English), AlJazeera.net (Arabic), AJ+ (English, Spanish, French & Arabic), ContrastVR, Jetty (audio) and more. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera Digital pioneers new and emerging storytelling techniques to give voice to the voiceless across all digital media formats, with dedicated offerings for desktop, mobile, audio, video, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and smart home. With expansive reach and offices and bureaus across the globe, Al Jazeera Digital ranks among the largest and most diverse global news operations on the planet.

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