The Al Jazeera English news channel, broadcast in more than 100 countries, became available today to pay-TV subscribers in the Washington market thanks to a deal with nonprofit MHz. The Qatari news channel will join the lineup of international programming supplied by MHz to Comcast, Cox, RCN and Verizon FiOS. MHz will offer it over the air beginning July 1.I remember a few years back when Comcast entertained the idea of syndicating Al Jazeera I called them and said I would cancel the second they went on the air. Luckily for them they backed down.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Looks like Al Jazeera is making another attempt to break into the US cable market. It looks like a pity ploy from some left wing do gooders at what appears to be a PBS affiliate (go figure).