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Al Jazeera switches to Macs

updated 10:45 am EST, Mon November 20, 2006

Al Jazeera Intl. switches

The English version of Al Jazeera -- a 24-hour news and current affairs channel in the Middle East based in Doha, Qatar -- has announced that it will utilize a range of Apple products for its media organization. The company said it will make use of 41 MacBook Pros with the same number of Final Cut Studio licenses for journalists; a 70TB Apple storage solution with 10 Apple Xserve 7TB XRAID setups as well as 14 Apple Xsan software licenses; 12 PowerMac G5 Quad systems; two Power Mac G5 Dual Core workstations; and 19 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays. A subsidiary of Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera International is the world's first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East, according to AME Info, and the channel has more than 30 bureaus alongside dozens of correspondents covering the world.

Ghassan Bendali, Deputy General Manager of Arab Business Machines, who is supplying the technology stated: "Al Jazeera International is definitely a big name in the region today, and is anticipated to become one of the worlds' biggest broadcasters in coming years. We are absolutely delighted that they have chosen to be powered by Apple technology, and we are confident that they will soon reap rich benefits through the implementation of Apple's leading range of solutions from the MacBook Pro to the XSan."




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  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    if only

    we could see it in the US. No carriers are playing it, which is sad, I'd like to believe that they are not going to be an Anti-US station but an actual unbiased network.

  1. fritzw1957

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    You've GOT to be kidding!

    "an actual unbiased network"

    What are you smokin'? Al-Jazeera is anything BUT friendly to peace loving nations. They do NOTHING but PROMOTE anti-Semitism! (No, I'm not Jewish)

    Apple should NOT sell to these a$$holes.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:actual unbiased networ

    an actual unbiased network, THAT would be a refreshing change.

  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    never looked better

    At least one thing's for sure: Osama BinLaden will look and sound great!

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Al Jazeera

    I agree, it'd be cool to have a point of view from someone other than the lemming-like US media. Well, except for FOX, they seem to simply and shamelessly present the blindingly extremist views and talking points of the RNC.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/11/14/fox-news-internal-memo-_n_34128.html

    The rest are lemmings, and are so terrified of appearing biased, the only thing they care about is presenting what they think will be popular. No real news anymore.

    But regardless of all that, it's cool that Apple is selling a fairly big contract, and getting some press for it.

  1. suhail

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Satellite

    Actually it is available via satellite. And no it is not an evil anti-semitist station. But it is disturbing to see how narrow minded some of us still are.

  1. pascalpp

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Control Room

    If you want an inside perspective, watch the documentary Control Room. Al Jazeera has been demonized by the American government and media, but really, they're just another news network, trying to cover the news that's important to them. That's their 'agenda'.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: al jazeera

    I agree, it'd be cool to have a point of view from someone other than the lemming-like US media.

    Oh, please! Americans don't want another point of view. That would just confuse them. And if they report something different than what the American media pushes, they'll be deemed the purveyors of untruth and propoganda. The only other view we need is from Tony Snow! He'll tell us what we need to know.

    And I bet they won't even cover the stuff that's important to most people in America, like TomKat's wedding, OJ's book and TV show, Paris Hilton's arrest for DUI (which, according to my newspaper, was such an important story it came on the morning news show as "Breaking News" with a "more info when we get it" tag at the end!), Britney's and K-Fed's divorce, the adoption of the entire contintent of Africa by various so-called celebrities, the latest kidnapping/murder of some pretty white girl from well-to-do parents, etc, etc, etc.

    Who'd want to watch a news station that didn't cover any of those stories?????

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: you've got to be..



    What are you smokin'? Al-Jazeera is anything BUT friendly to peace loving nations. They do NOTHING but PROMOTE anti-Semitism! (No, I'm not Jewish)


    Keep in mind that Al-Jazeera International is a separate news organization from Al-Jazeera, not under the editorial control of the other. Of course, I'm sure this will be just like how FNC is not controlled by the their parent, that lefty liberal Rupert Murdoch.

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Control Room

    Yeah, it's funny how any perpective other than the presumed accepted popular american perspective has become evil. I was amazed at how the mainstream US media virtually ignored any perspective other than the President's during the lead up to the Iraq war. There were hundreds of thousands of protesters in most major US cities, and you'd have never known it listening to CNN or any other us media outlet. Certainly not FOX, though that goes without saying.

    We need more Al Jazeeras, and more actual investigative journalism. I never thought I'd want something like the BBC here, but the US media simply doesn't do its job.

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