Skip to comments.Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV
Posted on 01/02/2013 4:32:30 PM PST by John W
Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed 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.
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, called Al Jazeera America, based in New York. Roughly 60 percent of the programming will be produced in the United States, while the remaining 40 percent will come from Al Jazeera English.
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” a pathway into American living rooms” - that pretty much says it all
I doubt the difference will be noticeable.
A takeover by Al Jazeera could have an impact on Current’s content. It would become less anti-American and more pro-freedom.
At first Al Gore took Red Chinese money laundered through Buddhist Temples/Monks/Nuns in California, through Red Chinese cutouts from the Philippines, Indonesia, etc.
After getting fat on Communist money, he’s now selling out to the Arabs.
Who’s he going to sell out to next week, Moscow or Peking?
What a POS he turned out to be. And just think, if it weren’t for some guy named CHAD in Florida, he might have become the President of the US. Well, we had BJ CLinton, and then got Comrade Obama. Same difference. Corrupt, immoral, communist, crazy.
Same old, same old.
America is too young to die!
AYKM?! (Are You Kidding Me?) The islamofascists have purchased Algore’s “da enviomen” channel?! ROTFL!!! Unreal! The jokes DO write themselves.
Methinks maybe Current TV could lose 5 of their 10 viewers with this move.
“I doubt the difference will be noticeable.”
Both of Algore’s viewers may not notice.
My first thought was that John Semmens was at it again.
I did not know that AlBore TV was still in operation.
I get only FOX and Al Jazzera for news on my satellite.
Al Jazzera is a classy and well produced channel.
When you see news footage from the middle east you realize
how pathetic life must be there.
Not so, however, in Qatar. I always flew Qatar Airlines from Europe to the Philippines, with one stop in Doha.
It is one of only 6 five star airlines.
The US has none above 3 stars.
Al Gore must be so proud of himself. At least his wife got out.
5 p.m. Al Manbearpig performs the Call to Prayer at the Great Pink Mosque.
6 p.m. Burkha Weaving with Hemp Fibers.
7 p.m. Theological Discussion: Is it anti-Islamic to do a public stoning in an endangered Polka-Dot Viper habitat?
I use Al Jazeera a lot for international news in English. I agree with you, they’re classy and well-produced. I’ve never watched Current, so I have no idea of what they’re like, but from a straight-up business point of view, this was a fairly good idea on AJ’s part. Sadly, many of the American networks, broadcast and cable, are sorely lacking in international affairs news coverage. Hopefully, Al Jazeera America can remedy that.
Further proof Al Jazeera is a creation and tool of Western intelligence agencies.
Satire Ping /S
I thought it was illegal for foreigners to own American radio and tv stations?
Maybe over the air stations, but, this is strictly a cable/dish thing.
Sadly, most American networks don’t cover real news from the USA.
Looks like those who sign up for it should be noted on a few lists!
as I scrolled through the channnels over thpast few weeks,
it seems that “Bowling For Columbine” has been running almost 24/7 since Sandy Hook
Our job, as unofficial guardians of the Republic, is to remind “many Americans” about Gore’s treason.
Gee: Clinton - Rwanda, Kosovo, etc
Gee: Obama - Intifada; Moslem Brotherhood victories in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, possibly Algeria, possibly Jordan. Al Qaeda in Iraq on the march; AG owns half of Mali, part of Libya, moved into Syria. AQ in Somalia, on the ropes for the moment. AQ in Yemen, on the offensive.
Islamic jihadists in Nigeria slaughtering innocent Christians, and in Egypt and Sinai Peninsula and Lebanon.
Taliban in Pakistan killing police by the score, often by machine-gunning, throat slitting and beheading. Same in Thailand. Taliban in Afghanistan on the rise, again.
Reports of jihadist supporters now in Mexico, Paraguay/Bolivia/Venezuela.
Nothing but treason since Clinton/Gore and Obama/Biden.
The record is there. We need to keep it in the public’s view.
Actually I think Al Jazeera is good news network fair and straight forwarded
I developed a craze to this network when Egyptian uprising happen last night when they oust Murbank and I still watch it on KCET Los Angeles
Sadly you are so right
One thing about Al Jazeera it nothing like Fox news ET news so no TMZ reported on their network
Just straight news
The money quote from the article!
Gore is an hypocrite! (as though we didn't know that already)
There is no way that a cable network with sub 0.1 viewers is worth that much.
Looks like another shush fund transaction. I guess that it is the Al Jazeera version of a Benjamin handshake.
This sounds like Hillary’s cattle deal.
"The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Glenn Becks the Blaze inquired about buying Current last year, but was rejected due to ideological differences. Current leadership told the Blaze at the time that the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us. Beck confirmed the inquiry late Wednesday.
I'm in the Philippines and I have to say I'm surprised with their content...
Can I say it?
They seem Fair and Balanced...
“The Love Goat”
There are complaints about the voices of the moderates not being heard. This is an attempt to provide an outlet for such hearing.
There is one problem. There are only about 12 living rooms in America that ever turn it on
“The Real Housewives of Oman”
“Here Comes Honey Jew Jew”
Or the Bel-Airabs.
Come listen to a story bout a man named Ahmed
Poor Camel driver barely kept his family fed.
Then one day- he was shootin at some Jews
When up through the ground comes a bubblin ooze
Oil that is Saudi soda.... Persian Perrier
Now the first thing ya know, Ahmeds a millionaire
Kin folk said: Ahmed, Move away from there!
said: Californy is the place that youd do fair
So the loaded up their camel and they moved to Bel Air
Swimmin’ pools....movie stars ...Jews....
The Bel Airabs!
"My Big Fat Islamic Wedding"
"Everybody Loves Achmed"
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