Al Jazeera chooses Apple Macintosh technology

“Al Jazeera International, the English version of leading news broadcaster, Al Jazeera, announced the selection of a wide range of Apple products to deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the media organization,” AME Info reports.

“Catering to a wide range of media requirements, the Apple-based technology project is set to deliver a total solution ranging from editing to storage needs. With a reputation for using cutting-edge technology, Al Jazeera plans to use the latest from Apple’s portfolio of solutions to revolutionize the functioning of the TV station’s video network,” AME Info reports. “Al Jazeera International is 24-hour English language news and current affairs channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. A subsidiary of Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera International is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East.”

AME Info reports, “Partnering with Apple’s Independent Marketing Company for the Middle East, Arab Business Machine Ltd… Al Jazeera chose cutting edge technology which includes 41 MacBook Pro and Final Cut Studio for journalists, a 70 TB Apple storage solution using 10 Apple Xserve 7 TB XRAID and 14 Apple Xsan Software Licenses, plus 12 PowerMac G5 Quad, 2 PowerMac G5 Dual Core and 19 Apple Cinema HD Display 23′ for editing and design.”

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  1. And to think, it was only a few short years ago Muslim nations boycotted Apple for using Israeli made PRAM batteries.
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  2. You bunch of jerks!

    ALJazeera English employs a huge number of extremely well respected journalists.

    In fact having watched AlJazeera here in the UK I can say it was very well balanced. It’s actually reporting many stories that western news agencies should be covering and aren’t.

    It’s a shame that the usual ignorance that many Americans have about the wider world is so well represented here. Shame on you.

  3. Al Jazeera is a good thing for the Arab world. It is a source of information in a region where many despots want no information at all to be disseminated. The fact that they use Apple technology will make them more effective.

  4. Hey wait a minute!

    I’m a gun totin’ liberal.

    Refresh this!

    As of yet, my demographic doesn’t have a heavily biased 24 hour news channel. I’m just jealous, Anna, that you have Fox news to spoon feed you the world in a way that doesn’t require you to think beyond your own tiny way of looking at it.

    You Foxies are so sensitine.

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