Skip to comments.Al-Jazeera America debuts in Houston (on Comcast, others...)
Posted on 08/20/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by jimbo123
In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.
The Qatar-based news organization will finally establish a firm foothold on American television Tuesday after a decade of trying. At 3 p.m. EDT, Al Gore's former Current TV will turn out the lights in more than 45 million TV homes, replaced by the new U.S. affiliate of Al-Jazeera.
In Houston, the network will launch on 4DTV (Channel W5261), AT&T U-verse (Channel 189), Comcast (Channel 107), DirecTV (Channel 358), Dish Network (Channel 215) and Wavevision XDTV (Channel 161).
The network has hired many veterans of U.S. television, including John Seigenthaler, Joie Chen, Antonio Mora and Sheila MacVicar, and is promising a meaty diet of news that it believes will contrast with the opinionated talk that dominates American news networks.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
As if Al-Jazeera's pro-terrorist agenda is not "opinionated talk" masquerading as "news".
When Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups know that you will broadcast their message, you are serving EVIL. When you refuse to denounce it as EVIL. You ARE EVIL.
All Credit Goes To Algore!
What kind of inhuman goon boasts of that?
Yeah, and this is how it all went down...
"We have thrown every lib we can think of to shut up all those dam conservatives. H#!!, we even thought Madcow would have upended them all by now.
So, maybe Al Gore's-Jazeera can deFox America. We are outta options here."
I’ve heard that AlJazeera English/America does NOT carry the unexpurgated message of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera.
The kufir can’t handle the truth. Can’t have the sheeple hearing the true message of Islamists.
Hopefully they’ll go the way of the lib talk radio asshats. Not enough audience to maintain staying on the air except maybe in dearbornistan.
MSNBC is still on cable. So is CNN. Ratings don’t matter when they get a slice of your cable/satellite bill every month.
Drop pay tv. Defund the Beast.
DirecTV (Channel 358)”
Interesting that the DirectTV line-up, as of now, lists FOX as Channel 360, FOX Business as 359 and Oxycontin Express as 358. Wonder if Oxycontin is going to be one of their sponsors.
It would appear that AJ is in collusion with known war criminals.
Has Al Jazeera ever brought a single one of them to justice (death/prison)?
Not really people been requesting I know I was during Arab spring in 2011 after watching coverage on KCET Los Angeles
Aljazeera has been available by subscription on SAT TV for sometime now.
Yes, their news is slanted but no more than what we already see from the MSM.
They will broadcast what others will not, don’t like it, change the channel. Sometimes it is good to know what the rest of the world is saying.
It does raise the question of which advertisers will be sponsoring AlJazeera in the US.
I’ll bet my next EBT card that this channel is offered as part of a package. If you want FOX News and CNN, you have to pay for the death-cult channel as well.
Another bit of income redistribution from the normal people to the yelling and screaming dirty beard crowd.
Being in the Houston area I would check into this and watch a program or two to see what the enemy is saying.
That is IF I HAD A TV! The Houston Chronicle is a liberal rag too by the way.
Everyone who buys cable and satellite is contributing to these leftwing channels. If your system has AL Jazeera, Currrent, Pivot, Democracy Now, Bridges-TV, CCTV4 etc etc you are funding them. These channels, even though hardly anyone watches, are receiving millions and millions per month without advertising.
Just checked on Comcast here in suburban Richmond VA...seems like we, too, have been blessed to have Al Jazeera in our line-up. They are running Current programming up until 3:00 Eastern and then Al Jazeera programming begins. They will probably be running Obamacare public service ads until they get the Ginko knife account...expecting a head-rolling good time in any case.
Cancel your cable; yes, your life will improve.
“Filthy Kuffar!! Welcome to Al-Jazeera News! Death to America!!!”
I second that. There's no need for cable with tons of quality content on Netflix, hulu, and torrents. There's also the YouTube video downloader addon for Firefox. Be your own program director.
Everyone: A cable subscription bundles all the leftist crap in with the handful of channels you want to watch. With cable bundles, you pay for the liberalism, even if you. Seriously, how many people would pay for MSNBC or CNN in an a-la-carte lineup?
Is that a still from their new reality show :”Behead the infidel”?
Egyptian TV in English ONTV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_kz-U01-vc
Democracy Now is a radio show that runs on a gazillion little lefty college FM stations. They just stuck a camera in front of whats-her-name and put the feed on the dish.
and rake in federal public broadcasting dollars
I said to myself I would be open minded and expose myself to the new news channel. The first hour of news didn’t really send up a big red flag but now in the second hour they are shoving, not pushing, shoving climate change and demonizing anyone who doesn’t accept it. I hope that little jerk, who made it into the office to sit with the host, walked to the station. What a thing to air. They are probably dead to me now. I will watch for the next several hours but I may not be able to overcome my prejudice.
I don’t think they wanted me as a viewer anyway.
Just checked my DirecTV “channel search”, unfortunately there it was at ch. 358....tuned over (2:15pm PDT) and it is a “global warming” party! I want “ala carte” DirecTV!!!! See also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3053902/posts
Actually that is not entirely true. Industry insiders will tell you that channels like CCTV4, RT America are being provided to cable companies as “free-to-air” channels. That is, they’re not asking for any compensation from satellite and cable providers, just a place on the dial.
Al-Jazeera English was “free-to-air” but now that Al-Jazeera America is on the air, they’re hoping to gain advertisers.
From a purely business standpoint, they don’t need to have advertisers. Their day-to-day operations are funded by the Qatari oil sheiks.