Arabic news channel Aljazeera sends instant breaking news headlines in English and in Arabic
Aljazeera (JSC), the award winning independent Arabic news service carrying news scoops from inside Iraq, has launched a service to transmit breaking news headlines via text messages in English, as well as in Arabic, to over 130 countries worldwide.
The text messaging service gives you instant access to the news as it happens throughout the war-zone. This is the first time JSC has offered the option of direct news in English, as well as in Arabic. People can subscribe to the service, by signing up through Aljazeera’s website at mobile.aljazeera.net for a monthly fee of just 5.99 USD.
The service is hosted by PervasiveEdge, the provider of content distribution solutions to wireless-enabled devices. PervasiveEdge, which counts CNN among its clients, is able to reach to some 500 million mobile phone users in over 130 countries via text message.
Samir Ibrahim, head of e-marketing at Aljazeera, said: “The war with Iraq is taking place in a time when many feel detached and uninformed. Providing our news service directly to individuals to their mobile phones from the inside is a major step forward, we are pleased that PervasiveEdge’s technology allows people to access our news in such a simple fashion.”
James Page, co-founder of PervasiveEdge, said: “We are very pleased to be part of providing this vital, almost real-time, independent news service. We live in a fast paced mobile society so getting news out to people wherever they may be is crucial. It usually takes around seven days to implement our service but we pooled all efforts to turn this around in just two days as the situation in Iraq is developing so quickly.”
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Aljazeera satellite channel (JSC) is the first independent Arabic news and information satellite channel, dedicated to freedom of speech. It broadcasts news updates every 60 minutes, with four main news bulletins a day. JSC offers the highest standards of independent journalism & unmatchable coverage throughout the world.
JSC has rapidly become a leading Arab satellite channel and has generated a great deal of word of mouth publicity. Since its launch it has gained a very extensive audience throughout the Middle East and western world.
PervasiveEdge is a leader in content distribution technologies with a special focus on dynamic data-over-wireless networks. It enables customers to give their publics interactive access to data content via mobile phones, PDAs and PCs.
PervasiveEdge employs pervasive and suitable technologies to let content owners monetise their content and/or improve data access efficiency, while keeping their related development costs and resources to a minimum.
PervasiveEdge is able to deliver content to over 500 million mobile phone users in over 130 countries via text message, and stream live data to the growing number of wirelessly enabled devices via resident rich clients and content management and routing services.
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