Skip to comments.Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)
Posted on 01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST by autumnraine
Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.
If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.
Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel based in New York, according to people with knowledge of the deal negotiations. The channel may be called Al Jazeera America. Roughly 60 percent of the programming will be produced in the United States, while the remaining 40 percent will come from Al Jazeera English.
Al Jazeera may absorb some Current TV staff members, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But Currents schedule of shows will most likely be dissolved in the spring.
The plan will bring Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, into closer competition with CNN and other news channels in the United States.
They really want to be able to compete for American viewers, and they have to find some way to get on, said Philip Seib, the director of the center on public diplomacy at the University of Southern California and the author of The Al Jazeera Effect.
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Sweet deal, station comes with its own built in easily propagandized audience.
So a presidential contender starts a cable network to push the crazy Left agenda, and a few years later the muzzies buy it for access to American homes? If a fiction writer wrote this 10 years ago, we woulda questioned his sanity.
Yep, they are all united in their hatred of Christians and Israel, oh, and themselves too, most of them are white males, oops, almost forgot, they all loooooooooove to hate the United States too, you know, America is the root of all the worlds ills with colonialism and all, funny the Chinese get a pass, whoops, I forgot they aren’t white, funny, I’ve never seen a Chinese black.
I thought they already owned it. As for competing with CNN it’ll be a tie as to who has the lowest ratings.
I’m sure the audience won’t notice any difference.