Al Jazeera Balkans
|Al Jazeera Balkans|
|Launched||11 November 2011|
|Owned by||Qatar Media Corporation|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Headquarters||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Sister channel(s)||Al Jazeera English|
Al Jazeera Balkans (AJB) is a 24-hour international news television station headquartered in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The station broadcasts in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian six hours daily, with Al Jazeera English programmes broadcasting the remainder of the day. Al Jazeera Balkans is a sister channel of the Arabic language Al Jazeera and the English language channel Al Jazeera English.
The station broadcasts news analysis and features as well as documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology, and sports.
On 22 September 2010, Al Jazeera purchased the broadcast station NTV 99 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They bought the station for US$1.56 million. The channel began broadcasting as Al Jazeera on 11 November 2011 and launched their website on that same day, its appearance mainly based on that of its English counterpart. It broadcasts from the Eutelsat W3C satellite and also has a live stream as both their Arabic and English counterparts do.
Audience and programming 
According to a report from the Associated Press, "Media experts say they hope the broadcaster will offer objective news to a public that was exposed for two decades to local media heavily influenced by politics." Al Jazeera Balkans has a very modern studio in Sarajevo and smaller studios in Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje. The station plans to have correspondents in Podgorica, Priština, Mostar, Split and Banja Luka who will report in the local variants of the Serbo-Croatian language. The station will have reporters in based in Washington, D.C., London, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, Istanbul and Jerusalem by utilizing the resources of the current Al Jazeera bureaus around the world. The network serves viewers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo[a], Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
(English translation of title in brackets)
- Vijesti, News and current affairs program (every day at 16h, 18h, 20h, 21h, 22h)
- Kontekst, (Context) informative talk show (21:30 pm)
- Al Jazeera Business, a show that deals with topics from the business world (Saturdays at 21:30)
- Al Jazeera Svijet, (Al Jazeera World) stories from reporters from across the Al Jazeera Network (Sundays at 21:30)
- Sportski magazin, (Sports Magazine) review of sports events (Mondays at 19:05 pm)
- Oni pobjeđuju
- Recite Al Jazeeri (Talk to Al Jazeera)
See also 
Notes and references 
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 99 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
- BBC News Europe, 11 November 2011 - Al Jazeera launches Balkans television channel
- "Al Jazeera to launch regional Balkan TV". Rapid TV News. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
- The Washington Examiner 11 November 2011, Aida Cerkez - Al Jazeera launches Balkan broadcast
- Rapid TVNews.com - Al Jazeera Balkans to launch 11 November
- "News in the ex-Yugoslavia: Broadcasting to the Balkans". The Economist. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-13.