HALIFAX, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - EastLink announced today the launch of
three world news channels with the introduction of CNN International,
Al Jazeera English, and Bloomberg Television in HD and SD.
"We are always listening to our customers to understand how we can
deliver the content they want," said Deborah Shaffner, President and
"Our customers have told us how important access to international news
coverage is to them. We are excited to launch these channels giving our
customers new and different perspectives regarding world events and
news from around the globe."
Reaffirming its leadership position in video content, EastLink's
exciting new World News channels includes:
CNN International - One of the world's leading international news
channels carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and
business programming worldwide. Their motto, "Go Beyond Borders,"
emphasizes CNN International's perspective of utilizing local reporters
often directly affected by the events they are reporting.
Al Jazeera English - The world's first 24 hour English language news and
current affairs channel to be broadcast from within the Middle East.
This channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global
perspective through its fearless news reporting and award winning
programming. Al Jazeera English takes viewers inside global news
stories putting the human story at the forefront while providing a
bridge between cultures.
Bloomberg Television - Available in both HD and SD, Bloomberg Television
is based on the power of Bloomberg News, featuring some of the world's
best business reporters. The 2,300 on-the-ground business news
professionals report continuously from around the globe, providing an
immediate perspective on critical business news as it happens, from
where it happens.
"EastLink is proud to be among the first to offer a World News package
that includes such widely respected news platforms that give our
viewers unprecedented access to global newscasts," commented Ms.
Al Jazeera English and Bloomberg Television are available individually
and all three are available in the new EastLink World News theme
"We are consistently first to market with new HD content and have
launched more HD content over the last six months than our competitors.
And we're just getting started."
The launch of EastLink's World News theme pack is the latest in a series
of innovative, new video content enhancements, part of the company's
continually expanding video entertainment lineup.
EastLink's most recent HD and OnDemand content growth includes NTV HD,
Spike HD, W Network HD, Much Music HD, BET VOD, Concert TV VOD, and
HDNet VOD among others.
EastLink has a history of leading the way with one first after another
First with OnDemand Programming including: AMC, Bold, Documentary,
Disney Junior, Disney XD, EastLink TV, Family, Global, EastLink
Education channel, Karaoke, and Galaxie Music Videos OnDemand
First to implement advanced HD and 3D ready Digital Receivers and DVR's
First to Demonstrate 3D programming
First to our market (s)with Multi-Room DVR
First to enable DVR Expander technology
For more information on the EastLink World News Theme Pack and other
industry-leading EastLink products and services, visit www.eastlink.ca
Headquartered in Nova Scotia with more than 1,600 employees from coast
to coast, EastLink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet
and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector
customers across Canada.
Using its state-of-the-art fibre network, EastLink offers advanced
services including the best OnDemand and HD programming, High Speed
Internet including our Internet 100 Mbps, competitive local telephone
services, and exclusive locally produced programming via EastLink TV.
For further information:
Jill Laing, Public and Media Relations
Phone: (902) 446-1939