Aussies don’t have to pay Foxtel, Fetch or any other Pay TV operator to be able to watch high quality live 24/7 international English language news on their phone, tablet or smart TV.
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is an independent news organisation funded in part by the Qatari government. Al Jazeera English was launched in 2006. During the last decade as many TV networks from America, Australia, UK and Europe cut their foreign correspondent locations, in many cases Al Jazeera stepped in to cover under-reported areas like Africa.
Al Jazeera say their network challenges established narratives, aims to be challenging, bold and to provide a voice for the voiceless in some of the world’s most unreported places.
CBS News is a long established and well respected American TV and Radio news network. You may be familiar with some of their history if you watched the movie Good Night, and Good Luck directed by George Clooney.
ViacomCBS says CBS News is their news and information division, dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today’s digital age.
Deutsche Welle (DW)
As you might be able to guess from the name DW is Germany’s public broadcaster and they have an excellent international English language TV and radio service.
DW says they are an unbiased media organization, based in Germany which provides journalistic content in more than 30 languages to people worldwide, giving them the freedom to make up their own minds and the information required to form their own opinions.
Euronews has been part-owned by a variety of companies over time including NBC and various European state broadcasters. At the moment it is minority owned by various European state media and 88% controlled by the Egyptian Sawiris family who according to the Financial Times view it as a counterweight against state-funded propaganda outlets such as Russia Today.
France 24 began in late 2006 and is funded by the French government. They say they give a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 160 correspondent bureaus located in nearly every country, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates
Last but not least, NHK World is the Japanese government’s international broadcaster.
NHK World says they are the world’s gateway to Japan and Asia, revealing the diversity of Asian culture, traditions and innovations and bring you the latest in business, cutting-edge technologies and creativity from across the region.