Al Jazeera quietly launched its digital video news channel Al Jazeera + on Friday.
Dubbed “AJ+” for short, the service seems to be cut from the same cloth as other video startups like NowThis News and Vice News. A handful of clips posted to its YouTube channel Friday give a taste of what is to come, with explainers, like “Boko Haram Explained,” mixed in with videos designed for social sharing like “4 Ways Brazil Is Losing the World Cup.“
“Do you like videos of cats, makeup tutorials and bloopers?” an AJ+ host asked in an introductory video. “Well that is what most of the Internet is for, but AJ+ will give you a fresh take on news, culture and current events from around the world.”… MORE