EastLink, Canada's fifth largest cable television operator, has added three standard definition world news channels to its digital cable roster, CNN International (CNNi), Al Jazeera English (AJE), and Bloomberg Television.

AJE and Bloomberg Television are available individually and all three are available in the new EastLink World News theme package. Bloomberg will also be available in high definition.

"We are excited to launch these channels giving our customers new and different perspectives regarding world events and news from around the globe." said Eastlink President and CEO Deborah Shaffner.

CNN International is an international English language television network that carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and business programming worldwide. CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with CNN, which is mainly broadcast to the United States and Canada. Its principal global competitor is BBC World News.

Al Jazeera English is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It is the sister channel of the Arabic-language Al Jazeera. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology, and sports. Al Jazeera English is the world's first English-language news channel headquartered in the Middle East. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective to a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers.

Bloomberg Television is a 24-hour global network dedicated to providing viewers with business and financial news. It is distributed globally, reaching over 200 million homes worldwide. Bloomberg Television is owned and operated by Bloomberg L.P. and is internationally headquartered in New York City with its European Headquarters in London and Asian Headquarters in Hong Kong.

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