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UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable
Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

Posted on 01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST by jimbo123

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. “Getting this transaction done was very difficult,” he writes. (Read the network’s official statement after the original break of the story.)

Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale “Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead.” Time Warner Cable says that it is “removing the service as quickly as possible.” The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time Warner Cable has 12.2M video subscribers and Current reaches about 59M homes.

Others also could follow Time Warner Cable’s lead as they look to prune their often bloated channel lineups.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: algore; algoretv; aljazeera; antiamerican; clintons; currenttv; exvp; hateisraeltv; islam; israel; jazeeraalgore; oilmoney; propaganda; richardblum; timewarnercable; twc; waronterror
Good to hear that Al Jazeera is losing 20% of their Current subscribers almost immediately. I hope Comcast is next to drop them.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:18:38 PM PST by jimbo123
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i’d like to sign up for theirs news broadcasts. i can't take the msm any longer
2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:25:24 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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What better vehicle for terrorist to have in the U.S. than a TV Network?
You can hide behind freedom of the press, while u are taping or taking
pictures of targets. Good idea for terrorist, bad idea for American Security.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 6:25:24 PM PST by tennmountainman
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Well I to watch Al Jazeera english news on KCET here in SO CAL

I developed a craze for that network when Egyptian uprising happen last year

Love this network

I rather watch Al Jazeera english news than Current TV current lineup


4 posted on 01/02/2013 6:33:28 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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“We are proud and pleased that Al Jazeera, the award-winning international news organization, has bought Current TV,” said Al Gore, co-founder and Chairman.

Al Gore lovin' him some muzzies.
5 posted on 01/02/2013 6:51:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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Al Gore part of the destructive Clinton machine...

flashback: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is ‘Real News’, U.S. Losing ‘Information War’

6 posted on 01/02/2013 6:55:14 PM PST by opentalk
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jimbo123. Al Gore ping, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2974418/posts


7 posted on 01/02/2013 7:14:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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I have Comcast. I will start lobbying for its removal.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 7:20:16 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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Al fat pervert Gore would team up with the Devil if it lined his pockets with dirty money. I think Al Jiz would have been better off starting a news station from scratch. I doubt the 3,000 to 5,000 daily viewers who watch Current TV are worth the horrible reputation and performance history of the network.
9 posted on 01/02/2013 7:44:05 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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I don’t know about the Arabic version of Al Jazeera, but the English-language version is a whole lot less aggravating than ABCNBCMSNBCPBS.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 8:47:51 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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I hope Comcast is next to drop them.

Funny you should say that. I signed up for Comcast/Xfinity 12 days ago and so far the experience has been a classic CF.
It would be satisfying to mention this when I test their "Total Customer Guarantee," when I quit them, and cite this as an additional fator...

11 posted on 01/02/2013 9:21:06 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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