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Al Jazeera to hit airwaves, but where are the advertisers?
Washington Times ^ | 8/19/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 08/20/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by jimbo123

Al Jazeera may have a team of 1,000 journalists, a massive budget that expands coverage around the globe and a lofty goal of besting ratings king Fox News — but what it doesn’t have is a solid advertising base.

The New York Postreports that when the network hits the airwaves Tuesday, it will do so with about half the normal cable news channel advertising load. It’ll have about six minutes of commercials per hour, compared to the 12-plus minutes broadcast by rivals Fox, CNN and MSNBC. Of those six minutes of commercials, about half will be in-house.

Al Jazeera says the lack of advertising is a win for watchers, but industry insiders say it is proof positive of the station’s flagging public image.

“I wouldn’t give them a dime, especially since we are in New York,” one advertiser requesting anonymity told the Post. “They’re owned by an Arab country and they ran the [Osama] bin Laden tapes. I just wouldn’t trust them.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aja; ajam; algore; aljazeera; currenttv; danielpearl; islam; mbtv; qatarstatetv; sharia

1 posted on 08/20/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Al Gore is laughing, all the way to the bank.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 10:45:45 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

And I can assure you that the sponsors of that Muslim bull-Obama station...along with ANYONE who deals with the sponsors...are officially enemies of me and my associates.

Shove it up your smelly collective Arab Obamaholes, Al-Obamazera.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 10:48:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jimbo123

Carbonite??


4 posted on 08/20/2013 10:50:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123
(Al Jazeera America said that they will give less airtime than other US networks to advertising, typically carrying six minutes of adverts each hour, less than the industry average of 15 minutes.)
5 posted on 08/20/2013 10:50:47 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: jimbo123
I would think that Starbucks, Arby’s and Monsanto might be running commercials for them.
those companies are on the wrong side of what is right.
6 posted on 08/20/2013 10:52:59 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: jimbo123

Al Jazeera doesn’t need advertisers. It has sponsors.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 10:54:59 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: jimbo123
Al Jazeera to hit airwaves, but where are the advertisers?

HELLO??

US Department of Justice.
US State Department.
US Department of Indoctrination.
US IRS.
ICE.
Congressional Mau Mau Caucus...

Etc....

8 posted on 08/20/2013 10:56:48 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: jimbo123

I have been watching Al Jazeera for several years now (it was available over the air) and found it to be far better reporting international news than US networks.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:57:14 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MeganC
Al Jazeera doesn’t need advertisers. It has sponsors.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 10:57:34 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Slyfox

Good Lord, when is that bastard ever going to assume room temperature?


11 posted on 08/20/2013 10:59:26 AM PDT by Marathoner (Sarah Palin is our Esther, for such a time as this)
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12 posted on 08/20/2013 11:01:14 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: MeganC

I was gonna add they can run federal government behavior advice/modification ads a few times an hour. Each department could get two or three ads and then some campaign ads from the one and his minions/czars and that should about do it. There won’t be time for regular old fashioned advertising. Eventually just do as Ceaucescu used to do - run speeches of himself from scenic spots - golf courses and vacation spots.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: kabar
kabar~" I have been watching Al Jazeera for several years now (it was available over the air) and found it to be far better reporting international news than US networks."

Since when have US networks been giving news reports ?
As near as I can tell , it's all PROPAGANDA !
And FOXnews has turned gay .. and I don't mean 'happy' !!

14 posted on 08/20/2013 11:03:36 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: MeganC
MeganC~:" Al Jazeera doesn’t need advertisers. It has sponsors."

The cable bill that you pay includes Al Jazeera
The cable companies pay the channel to carry them.. Comcast / Time Warner / Brighthouse/ etc., etc..
Individual programs have advertizers .

15 posted on 08/20/2013 11:08:22 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: jimbo123

It may not have an advertising base, but it has a income stream: islamist-supporting countries in the ME, using the West’s oil money to fund it. It will go on a long time, until we cut-off the flow of petro-dollars. And that’s not likely to happen anytime soon.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 11:20:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL! Ham!


17 posted on 08/20/2013 11:22:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Al MSNBC. THE FOREIGNER and his REGIME have another ally. After viewing the DOCTORED TAPE they were showing, I say they will fit in very nicely with NBC and the rest of the socialist democratic msm supporters of the frauds on the left.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 11:26:50 AM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Al Jazeera is still getting millions in direct subsidies from the government of Qatar. Also known as a ‘sponsorship’.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 11:33:47 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: jimbo123

They don’t need any when they have the US buying all the oil, paying the sheiks who fund terrorism and AJTV. Duh.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 11:39:33 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: CincyRichieRich

They don’t need advertisers when they have millions pouring in every month from cable-satellite subscribers. Probably something like 15-20 cents a month for each and every one of the 50+ million homes it is already in.

At a minimum its revenue is already guaranteed at $5.5-6 MILLION PER MONTH<, without any advertisers.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 11:41:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

MeganC~:” Al Jazeera doesn’t need advertisers. It has sponsors.”

The cable bill that you pay includes Al Jazeera
The cable companies pay the channel to carry them.. Comcast / Time Warner / Brighthouse/ etc., etc..
Individual programs have advertizers .


We’ve been w/out cable for 7 yrs as soon as it crossed $50/mo. Our family discussions, interactions skyrocketed...can anyone deny the porn on BET/VH1/MTV...heck, any station now. Yeah I miss sports, but it is precious on a given Sunday a Fox baseball game comes on...then it isn’t taken for granted.

Dump cable, you won’t regret it.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 11:42:28 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: Slyfox

Its sponsors are cable-satellite TV subscribers who are giving it millions and millions on a monthly basis.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jimbo123

Looks like the old “Air America” dressed up in a Burqua.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 11:43:38 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: CincyRichieRich

Beheading TV... I mean Bridges-TV, CCTV4 commie channel and the new PIVOT (basically Current-TV with a new name) are all going to rake in millions a month without a single advertiser.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 11:44:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jimbo123

I’m showing it on Direct TV at channel 358. Don’t care to see it.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 11:45:21 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: jimbo123

Don’t need any. It’s bundled into cable like MSNBC. Only way to protest is to drop cable.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 11:55:17 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Awhite woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I’m showing it on Direct TV at channel 358. Don’t care to see it.

Yep. Up there with the silly channels (MSNBC, LinkTV and FSTV)


28 posted on 08/20/2013 12:08:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

Al J doesn’t really need advertising. It is a Saracen propaganda vehicl eand will be supported as much as necessary by the money we send to Arabia for oil and aid.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 12:39:36 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: jimbo123

I wonder if they would accept advertising from beer companies or producers of pork products?


30 posted on 08/20/2013 12:50:41 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
LOL! Ham!

I worked at the Radio Shack in Mission Valley (San Diego) in grad school. The kosher deli next door was a great spot for lunch and convenient. I was floored one afternoon as the shopping center marquee displayed, "Ham it up at the Maven". Good grief.

31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:23:19 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure the DeathCare exchanges can advertise there for cheap.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Where are the makers of pressure cookers, ball bearings, box cutters, ski masks, and cell-phones?


33 posted on 08/21/2013 2:12:24 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: kabar

I’ve watched AJE for a few years now too and I find it’s no different than say CNN International or BBC World Service or RT America or France 24 or NHK World Service.

It may be far better at reporting international news stories, but that’s because they have more international bureaus than the US networks do. The only network in this country that comes close to competing with Al-Jazeera on the international front is CNN.

Al-Jazeera America’s stated goal seems to be to report the news going on in this country that is largely being ignored.

You want car chases, watch Fox News. You want breaking news, go to CNN. You want left-winged politics, watch MSNBC. Al-Jazeera’s success will hinder on whether they can fill a void not being filled by the other networks.


34 posted on 08/21/2013 2:19:00 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

From what I am reading Al Jazeera is firmly on the far left politically.


35 posted on 08/21/2013 2:20:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Yes. They are.


36 posted on 08/21/2013 2:35:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: jimbo123

#AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows on Twitter

Who Wants To Be An Infidel?
Whose Bomb is it Anyway?
Sabrina the Teenage Harlot Who Shall Be Stoned Until She Is Dead In the Name of Allah PBUH
So You Think You’re Smarter than a 7th Century Prophet
Mad About Jew
Saved by the Beheading
Goat Swap

And many more...


37 posted on 08/21/2013 2:39:54 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

http://patdollard.com/2013/08/watch-muslim-news-channel-al-jazeera-america-attacks-limbaugh-oreilly-sharpton-beck-alex-jones-piers-morgan-in-first-5-minutes-on-the-air/

NOTE: “...In first 5 minutes on the air”


38 posted on 08/21/2013 2:41:08 AM PDT by GeronL
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