Skip to comments.UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable
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 networks 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 Cables lead as they look to prune their often bloated channel lineups.
(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...
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.
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
Thanks jimbo123. Al Gore ping, additional:
I have Comcast. I will start lobbying for its removal.
I don’t know about the Arabic version of Al Jazeera, but the English-language version is a whole lot less aggravating than ABCNBCMSNBCPBS.
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...
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