Al Jazeera, E-Vision ink pay TV deal
Dubai, July 29, 2009
Al Jazeera Network, an international media company, has signed a new agreement with Etisalat’s E-Vision, a leading UAE based pay TV provider, that offers its sport package across the UAE for Dh23 ($6.25) per month.
The package gives viewers access to the cream of international sport, including football’s European Champions League; Span’s La Liga; Italy’s Serie A plus the Argentinean, French, Turkish, Dutch, Qatari, and Scottish soccer leagues.
Leading international tennis tournaments and a motor sport are also included. Al Jazeera Sport’s track-record of broadcasting success includes the Beijing Olympics, the GCC Cup, The Asian Cup and Euro 2008.
“Al Jazeera Network is always looking to improve access to its award-winning channels worldwide so this new partnership is great news for sports fans in the UAE. Viewers now have an unbeatable offer in front of them,” said Phil Lawrie, Al Jazeera Network’s director of global distribution.
Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO of E-Vision, said: “We are delighted to present the best in global sports from Al Jazeera Sport to our valued viewers at such an attractive price. Al Jazeera Sport enjoys a strong brand association with the sports industry so we are very excited to be its exclusive cable provider across the UAE.” – TradeArabia News Service