Skip to comments.Time Warner Cable Agrees to Carry Al Jazeera America
Posted on 10/24/2013 7:34:26 AM PDT by jimbo123
Declines to Say Whether Network Is Getting Payment
Al Jazeera America will become available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in the next few months, the companies said Thursday.
Al Jazeera America will be available on the digital basic tier in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets, including New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas over the next six months, the companies said in a joint statement.
"We said in January that we would consider Al Jazeera America," said Melinda Witmer, exec VP-chief video and content officer, Time Warner Cable, in the statement. "Now that the channel is live, we think that it would be of value to our customers and are pleased to make it available."
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Comcast carries it.
I really have to figure out the parental control feature to remove remove it from my TV, along with those darn foreign language channels.
Why not recruit in Afganistan amongst the Tliban for news anchors or perhaps in Iraq and find an Al Qaeda news anchor? Welcome to the Twilight Zone of Liberal Insanity.
DirecTV has had it for a couple of months, I have yet to turn it on. Not sure what channel it is. Easy to ignore, like the homo channel, BET, Oprah, MTV, CNN MSNBC etc... That all spout liberal garbage, and praise Obama 24/7.
DirecTV moved it to 347 so that it would be the FIRST channel to appear on your news sub-menu.
No bias there, eh?
Al Jazeera gets paid whether anyone watches or not. Each channel gets a fee per subscriber. If you have cable that carries Al Jazeera, you are paying Al Jazeera.
The only way to not pay them is to cut your cable.
we have to pay for such filth
The customer service department at TW can block any channel you request and substitute something else. Sometimes you even get a discount. I did that when I wanted the Fox Business Channel. I gave up something that we never wanted and got a small discount in exchange.
I’ll ask for money back if they try to force Al Jazeera on me.
I guess it’ll be nestled beside Bridges (Beheading)-TV and CCTV from commie china?
Actually, you do not HAVE to.
I flipped past it on Direct TV last week.
They can’t be any worse than MSNBC. Probably have higher journalistic standards to boot.
The nice thing about Directv is that once can select favorite channels to watch. I exclude it along with all of the infomercial channels.
What is the big deal..I have it but have never been there..I see no difference from what we have as so called news and Al Jazeera America..MSNBC along with all the other news outlets. is a Obama love fest ever day all day and I am willing to bet he watches Al Jazeera America all day..We have a Communist Muslim for president who is destroying this great country and no one is doing a thing about it..
Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable's Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer
WOW, that is evil.
Subscribers pay a monthly fee for the channels, its part of the bill.
Better to not have cable, IMO.
Meet the Lawyer Who Strikes Fear in the U.S. Cable Industry
Melinda Witmer Is Time Warner Cable’s Top Negotiator
Time Warner Cable in recent years has taken an aggressive position on retaining increasingly valuable digital rights to TV programming, while also pushing back at rising sports-programming costs and fees for broadcast networks. Since 2010, Time Warner Cable has been in more blackout disputes with broadcasters than any other cable operator, according to data from the American Television Alliance, although Time Warner Cable lags satellite TV firms Dish Network Corp. and DirecTV
A lawyer who joined the media industry in 1994 with a job at HBO, she moved to Time Warner Cable in 2001.
Cable and Sat TV are a fool’s devices.
Need news and information? Stick to Sat Radio and the net.
Drop your cable/satellite. You pay for the channel even if you block it.
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More dependable than the MSM though.
I thought Time Warner already carried NBC?
I would never watch the bastards..I do know what they are just simply saying they are no different than MSNBC and other so called news channels..If there were the rating these other networks would show the same things of these savages chopping the heads off people..
The terrorists have a safe and protected line to Al Jazeera.
The closest the MSM has come so far is when NBC copyrighted their “love letter” video care package from the Virginia Tech shooter.
Oh???? I wonder if Dish does the same?
I would rather just pay for the channels I do watch, but I don't see that idea ever happening. It would be interesting to see how fast the quality of TV were to change if people could "subscribe" and only pay for the TV they wanted to watch.
It would be nice to just get the shows you wanted to watch vice the whole network, you can but you have to stream it off the internet and you can't always do that for every show.
I have to pay extra if I want the "adult" channels. ( I don't) I shouldn't have to pay for the disney channels I don't want, or the 24/7 rap music channels, etc...
I think the only way we will ever see “conservative” TV is online. Online-TV is probably where it’s all headed anyways.
I watch a lot of foreign television with subtitles and almost nothing on TV here.
Same here. YouTube is my television.
I use DramaFever and a website called Viki a lot. They have commercials but that’s because they need to pay for the licenses to carry those shows (sometimes as soon as they are aired in whatever country)
I don’t even own a TV. It’s like having a sewer port in your living room. The radio and the internet get me all the news I need. And FR, of course!