Frost over the world

Programmes from AL JAZEERA ENGLISH – the recently-launched English-language news and current affairs channel from the controversial Middle-Eastern-based Al Jazeera Network – will screen live on Triangle Television from this Saturday [November 25].

It is the first time a New Zealand broadcaster has screened programmes from Al Jazeera’s new channel.

The first of Al Jazeera’s programmes to screen on Triangle is “FROST OVER THE WORLD”, a one-hour current affairs programme hosted by celebrated British broadcaster David Frost.

Screening live on Triangle Television’s Auckland and Wellington stations every Saturday at 6pm from November 25, the widely-publicised show sees Frost interviewing the world’s news makers with his trademark incisive style, and examining the decisions and policies that shape today’s global politics. He initiate’s a ‘global conversation’ among his guests, who will include key people from politics, current affairs, the arts and sport. The first guest on Frost’s programme was Britain’s Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

A rework of Triangle’s programme schedules for both cities is currently underway so that a variety of other Al Jazeera programmes can be added over the next week or two to the station’s already impressive line-up of international news shows.

The initial line-up – all broadcast live – will include Al Jazeera’s daily discussion programme “Inside Story”, documentary special “Witness”; current affairs programme “Inside Iraq”; interactive news programme “Riz Khan”; and feature programme “48”. All are in English and will be screened live.

Al Jazeera English, launched earlier this month, is the world’s first English-language news channel with headquarters in the Middle East. It has broadcast centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC.