Mobiles Republic Signs Content Partnership with Al Jazeera
NEW YORK, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobiles Republic, a leading publisher of applications for smartphones, tablets and connected devices, today announces a content partnership with Al Jazeera English, one of the world's leading global news networks. Mobiles Republic's popular free news app, News Republic, will now feature full Al Jazeera English news articles and video content.
"Al Jazeera English presents a unique international perspective that we are pleased to welcome to News Republic, reinforcing and illustrating the quality of our partnership with more than 300 publishers worldwide," said Gilles Raymond, CEO, Mobiles Republic. "This partnership illustrates our commitment to offer our users the richest and most dynamic coverage of both local and global current events."
The multi-award winning Al Jazeera English broadcasts to over 260 million households in more than 130 countries. The Network boasts more than 70 bureaus across the world, giving it the reach to bring underreported stories from across the globe to light.
"We are delighted that Al Jazeera English's in-depth and global coverage is now available on News Republic," said Roch Pellerin, Head of Global Distribution at Al Jazeera Network. "Al Jazeera English is a recognised leader in world news - reporting from corners of the globe often ignored by other news broadcasters. We see News Republic as a valuable way of continuing to provide our award-winning coverage across major digital platforms."
News Republic delivers thousands of full articles each day from leading news sources, and allows users to create customized "myNews" channels that filter this mass of information down to their exact topics of interest. They can then click on headlines to view complete articles -- not just RSS feeds -- all within the same window, without having to surf outside the app. Users can further research the stories that are most important to them by using the Word Cloud feature to bring up related articles, YouTube links and Wikipedia entries. Real-time alerts keep users completely in touch and up to speed when important news breaks on their favorite subjects.
News Republic is available for all of the top mobile phone and tablet platforms, including iPad, Android Tablet, Blackberry, iPhone, Android Phone, Nokia, Samsung and Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Google TV at http://www.news-republic.com.
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience – giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English was recognised as the 'News Channel of the Year' at the 2012 Royal Television Society Awards, and has retained the title of 'News Channel of the Year' for three successive years at the Freesat Awards. The channel has also received awards from a plethora of international organisations, including: Amnesty International, Huffington Post, Rory Peck, Foreign Press Association and YouTube.
Al Jazeera English is part of the Al Jazeera Network, which now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), Al Jazeera Mobile and Al Jazeera Balkans.
Visit www.aljazeera.com for more details.
About Mobiles Republic
Founded in 2008, Mobiles Republic quickly established a reputation for innovation and excellence in developing successful apps for the smartphone market as well as award winning apps for feature phones including the prestigious Sony Ericsson Content Award. Mobiles Republic has developed TagNav©, a semantic search and semantic targeting solution that powers its News Republic, APPY Geek, Biz Report and Glam Life applications. The company has expanded rapidly and has established strong relationships with leading publishers, global media brands and handset manufacturers as well as extensive partnerships with mobile network operators. Mobiles Republic applications are preloaded on Samsung Mobile, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets in several regions. You can follow News Republic on Facebook and Twitter.
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