Al Jazeera buckles under technical problems

2014-06-11 16:16

Cape Town – Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / StarSat 401) is buckling under massive technical problems which forced the 24-hour Arabian TV-news channel to switch its news output from its headquarters in Doha to London.
Al Jazeera declined to say what caused the technical problems, what systems are affected and when its normal programming would resume. Shows like NewsHour on Al Jazeera English done from Doha, is being done from the London studios in the United Kingdom the past few days, and several other programmes have also been affected.

The severe problems crippling Al Jazeera started on 2 June and Al Jazeera has still not returned to normal.

Al Jazeera is only saying that "Al Jazeera English is experiencing a major technical problem at its headquarters," but that "most programmes, including documentaries and talk shows are unaffected though".

"We are working around the clock to fix the issue, and have actioned a recovery plan that has made sure we've stayed on air during this problem".

"We are sorry about the situation and will advise when normal service has been resumed. In the meantime, our global storytelling has not changed, even if the schedule has".

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