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Friday, July 22, 2016

Al Jazeera To Launch English Language Digital Streaming Service In U.S.

Al Jazeera to Launch English Language Sigital Streaming Service in U.S.

Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch | July 21, 2016

Al Jazeera Media Network is preparing to make its English language international news channel video content digitally available to U.S. viewers again, according to a July 21 email sent to employees obtained by Reuters.
The move comes almost three months after it shut down its U.S. cable television network, Al Jazeera America, citing economic challenges in the U.S. media market.
Al Jazeera English reaches more than 305 million households in over 160 countries. But U.S. viewers could not access its live stream coverage.
Al Jazeera English is in talks with cable carriers that carried the now defunct Al Jazeera America to make its live video stream available in the U.S. starting in September, according to the email from Giles Trendle, acting managing director of Al Jazeera English and director of programs.

(Al Jazeera: Breaking into the US news market. As Al Jazeera buys the US cable channel Current TV, what kind of journalism can it offer Americans? January 12, 2013.) (+Video)
"Al-Jazeera has gone from being lauded for its coverage of protesters in Tahrir Square to being accused of partisan reporting." Source:

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