December 1, 2021

Al Jazeera English on UEN-TV

UEN-TV will broadcast Al Jazeera English (AJE) newscasts starting Sept. 1. Two AJE newscasts will be featured each weekday at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. MDT in Utah. UEN-TV will broadcast the programs via MHz Worldview locally on 9.1 and 9.2, and via Comcast digital cable channel 18 Price, 29 Helper.

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UEN-TV will broadcast Al Jazeera English (AJE) newscasts starting Sept. 1. Two AJE newscasts will be featured each weekday at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. MDT in Utah. UEN-TV will broadcast the programs via MHz Worldview locally on 9.1 and 9.2, and via Comcast digital cable channel 18 Price, 29 Helper.
“The addition of Al Jazeera English news is an excellent match with the Utah Education Network’s mission to create educational opportunities and connect people and communities,” says Michael Petersen, executive director. “Our broadcasts of AJE, Israeli Broadcast Authority news and other English language world news programs via MHz Worldview bring Utah educators, students and citizens unprecedented access to global issues from multiple viewpoints.”
Al Jazeera English launched internationally in November 2006 as the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. After only two years on the air, the channel is available in more than 140 million households worldwide in more than 100 countries.
“It was important for us to broaden the range of world news that we bring to our viewers,” says Frederick Thomas, chief executive of MHz Networks. “AJE also fits perfectly inside of our mission and I think viewers are going to find it a reliable and top-quality source for news.”
The broadcast is seen in more than 100 countries and is available in the United States through the independent, non-commercial broadcaster MHz Networks. of which UEN-TV is affiliated. The AJE newscast on MHz Worldview joins news broadcasts from IBA (Israel), euronews, France 24, NHK World TV, RT, SABC News International, as well as Asia News International (India), Deutsche Welle (Germany), and Mac TV (Taiwan), among others. MHz Worldview also features documentaries, foreign policy, serials, comedies, music, sports and more throughout its programming schedule.
MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international educational programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.
Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, is headquartered in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It maintains news bureaus Lumpur, London and Washington, DC.
The Utah Education Network is an award-winning consortium of higher education, public education, broadcasting and data communications. In addition operating UEN-TV, the Network provides high speed Internet connectivity to colleges and universities, libraries, public schools and public charter schools throughout the state. UEN also manages as a statewide video conferencing system and other statewide services to education including the Pioneer Online Library. UEN’s mission is “We network to create educational opportunities, connect people and collaborate with partners in serving Utah communities.”

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