Al Jazeera Readies Online Effort AJ+ in San Francisco

on Monday, Nov. 25th

GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers gets an exclusive look at AJ+, the Qatar-based TV network’s version of an internet news network, based out of San Francisco:

Al Jazeera first announced its plans to launch an internet news network at an industry conference in October, and the Qatar-based news organization is set to officially unveil the AJ+ brand with a placeholder website in the next few weeks. But in San Francisco, the team of AJ+ is already busy working on producing pilots to meet its goal of a soft launch early next year. AJ+ executives invited me to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look this week, and while they didn’t share too many details about the shows and news formats that they’re working on, they weren’t shy about telling me what they don’t want to do: television.


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