Monday, January 7

Al-Jazeera acquires current TV

Al-Jazeera acquires current TV

NBC News staff and wire reports
Arab TV station Al-Jazeera said on Wednesday that it will buy founded current TV, the cable channel for unknown terms of Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt in 2005.

The takeover could access Al Jazeera on a wider range of U.S. television viewers. Although its programming in some large metropolitan areas is available, even the network of executives offers frustrated in their efforts to secure promotion with TV dealers long.

Current TV, which fought low viewership, is available in 60 million U.S. households.

"We are proud and glad that Al Jazeera, who bought the Organization, current TV, award-winning international news", Gore and Hyatt said news in a statement to NBC sent. "Current media was built based on a few important goals: to cast the vote that usually does not belong;" Truth to power to speak; independent and diverse points of view to allow; and tell the stories that no one else tells. "Al Jazeera, like current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us."

The deal was earlier reported by the New York Times News.

"Would they really for American viewers to be able to compete, and they have a way, preserved for" Philip Seib, the Director of the Centre at the University of Southern California "public diplomacy" and author of "the Al Jazeera effect", the New York Times said.

Information from Reuters and the Associated Press was included in this report.

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