The name of the Arabic language Al Jazeera Channel literally means ‘peninsula.’ This Qatari information channel was launched in 1996 and is a subsidiary of the Al Jazeera Media Network. The Al Jazeera Channel is based in Doha, the capital of Qatar. It offers world news with particular emphasis on events in the Middle East, the Near East and the Maghreb region of North Africa. The channel aims to provide Arabic-speaking viewers with a totally neutral source of news from around the globe that is accessible to all. The Al Jazeera Channel team consists of professional and experienced journalists and the television studio uses equipment that broadcasts in very high definition. Whether the news that it covers is political, economic, sporting or cultural, Al Jazeera Channel reports everything that happens in real time, using its extensive network of correspondents from around the world. It also broadcasts discussion shows on hot topics in the news, calling upon experienced and respected analysts to explain the background to world events and enlighten the audience while remaining true to the non-partisan editorial line that Al Jazeera Channel enforces. Millions of viewers tune in to this information channel each day looking for trusted reporting on a range of current news stories. Scrolling on-screen bands keep viewers updated on breaking news and events as they happen with special reports to highlight the most important details.