With very limited cable distribution, Al Jazeera turned to London's Livestation, a portal for dozens of global broadcasters, to take its satellite signal and stream it on the Web, explains Livestation CEO Lippe Oosterhof in this segment from the Beet.TV Executive Summit in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

He says the events of the Arab spring generated nearly 4 million monthly views for the Qatar-based news network in the U.S. 

In response to Technology Review editor Jason Pontin's question about the success of the network, Oosterhof explains the unique editorial vision and execution of the news channel.

Andy Plesser

Editor's Note:  Thanks very much to Lippe for traveling from London to join us for the #BeetRetreat.  We are grateful for his attendance and contributions.