Al Jazeera English will launch a UK-wide digital TV channel, according to reports.
The station already has limited carriage in the UK but the acquisition of a digital TV frequency will provide the channel with widespread distribution across the country.
A statement from the company obtained by Rapid TV News read: “This launch is significant for AJE, as it provides access to the channel to more than 80 percent of households in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”
Last year, Al Jazeera secured access to the much sought after North American market after several years of negotiations. It has built on this presence since, adding a number of new networks to it partners in the US.
Earlier this year it signed agreements with three of Canada’s largest cable networks securing wide distribution across the country.
The channel is available in more than 100 countries and in an estimated 200 million households.