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Al Jazeera Documentary Channel

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel
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Launched1 January 2007
NetworkAl Jazeera
Owned byAl Jazeera Media Network
Broadcast areaArab World and Europe
HeadquartersDoha, Qatar
Sister channel(s)Al Jazeera Arabic
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera Mubasher
Al Jazeera Balkans
WebsiteAl Jazeera Documentary Channel
Where availableSee Below
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A
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Nilesat 101
North Africa/ME
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Badr 4 ArabsatSee Below
beIN (MENA)Channel 308 (SD)
Streaming media
Al Jazeera DocumentaryLive Stream

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel (Arabic: الجزيرة الوثائقية) is a pan-Arab satellite Arabic language film and documentary channel and a branch of the Al Jazeera Media Network based in Doha, Qatar.

It was launched at 12:00 GMT on 1 January 2007. It aims to provide viewers an immense amount of high quality documentary films. These films cover and analyze a breadth of topics including historical, scientific, political, artistic, and travel issues.

The channel produces 15% of broadcast material in-house, while obtaining the rest from Arab and global producers. It also produces documentaries for Al Jazeera Arabic and assists in producing documentaries for other Al Jazeera channels like Al Jazeera English. The channel is housed in a separate building on the Al Jazeera Media Network campus in Doha, Qatar.

The channel was the first of its kind in the Arabic-speaking world. As the Al Jazeera Documentary Arabic-speaking, they pay attention primarily to Arab viewers wherever they are, and seek through the production of documentaries and various activities which serve recreational closely linked to human values and cultural respects the viewer, and abide by the Charter of the press. The channel is said to focus in four areas Informatics, Awareness, Technical and Interestingness.

Informatics: To provide new information to viewers in the areas under discussion in the movies.

Awareness: To contribute to the development of cultural awareness and cultural scenes and contributing to install his own identity stemming from the culture and heritage. Cultural awareness raising and the other revolves around the public from the worlds of ideas and policies, religions and developments in this fast-moving world.

Technical: The drafting of technical and quality required in the global offering of movies to respect the visual and aesthetic taste of the viewer, and also to respect the technical standards of the nature of this kind of art documentary.

Interestingness: Raising the level of product supply to in the case as a movie follow-up is the case for each of the fun watching documentaries.

The Manager of Al Jazeera Documentary Channel is Ahmed Mahfoudh.


Al Jazeera Documentary Channel concentrates on presenting documentaries from the following five fields:[1]

  • History / Archaeology
  • News / Current Affairs / Politics
  • Discovery / Exploration / Ethnology
  • Science / Technology
  • Health / Wellness


Satellite Nilesat
Badr 4 Arabsat
12360 MHz 12111 MHz 12034 MHz
Horizontal Vertical Horizontal
Symbol Rate
27500 27500 27500
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See also


  1. ^ "Al Jazeera English – Documentary – Genres". Archived from the original on 19 February 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2007.

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