To be launched to the public in the next few months, the channel aims to engage a passionate online generation in new forms of storytelling.
Commenting, Yaser Bishr, Al Jazeera’s Executive Director for Strategy and Development, said:
“News consumption habits are changing. Al Jazeera, through this channel, demonstrates a commitment to innovation by creating a new digital destination for journalism. Its content will grab attention, captivate, and empower global conversations.”
The channel is currently referred to internally as AJ+. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Al Jazeera’s Innovation and Incubation Manager Moeed Ahmad said: