Al Jazeera aims to integrate social media
Al Jazeera is weighing options to either go in for subscription revenues or stick with its existing advertising model.
"We will not do this at the expense of our customers. If we know that we will lose our customers then we will not start charging," Taahir Hoorzook, head of new platform development, distribution and licensing department at Al Jazeera, told Gulf News. Al Jazeera's main priority is "customers" and "we are studying options to make revenues. We are also looking at advertisement and this may be a better option," he said. The independent broadcaster, owned by the state of Qatar, charges $50 per year and $10 per month to watch Al Jazeera Sports TV channels +1 to +8 and $35 (Dh128.45) per year to watch Al Jazeera Sports TV channels +9, +10, HD1 and HD2.