Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV
Brian Stelter, January 2, 2013
Media Decoder/New York Times
“Current’s programming will continue for about three months. Then an international feed of Al Jazeera English will be simulcast on the channel. Sometime later in 2013, the rebranded Al Jazeera news channel, with 60 percent American programming, will start.”
This should be interesting. I hope that if they can establish a strong viewership they’ll have a positive effect on news programming here in the US. At the very least, the outcry from the right should be interesting.