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Al Jazeera English Launches in Canada on Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron

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Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour global news and current affairs channel, has began broadcasting in Canada on Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron. AJE is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English seeks to act as a bridge between cultures, with unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and bureaus strategically placed around the world. Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 190 million households worldwide, and was awarded "Best 24 Hour News Programme" at the 48th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube. The channel also recently received its second International Emmy nominations - one in news for its coverage of the Russia-Georgia War, one in current affairs for AJE's Witness Special - Return to Nablus, one for best documentary for Shooting the Messenger and one for digital programmes for its coverage of the US election.

You can read the full AJE press release attached below.

Visit www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.

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