Al Jazeera English Joins Swedish DTT Platform Boxer


DOHA: Al Jazeera English has launched to Swedish viewers through the DTT platform Boxer, after having been granted a license from the Swedish Broadcasting Authority that is valid until March 31, 2020.

The English-language news and current affairs channel currently reaches more than 270 million households in 140 countries worldwide. With this new carriage deal, the channel is now available nationally to 600,000 DTT homes in Sweden.

Ehab Sahawneh, executive director of marketing and distribution at Al Jazeera, commented: "The granting of this license by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority is an endorsement of the real appetite in Sweden for international news and storytelling. We know from the number of people visiting our website from Sweden, that it is a fertile ground for global news. The country’s global outlook and attitude toward diversity makes it a perfect fit for Al Jazeera’s range of award-winning news and programs coverage."