Al Jazeera Returns to the U.S.

Jul 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The Al Jazeera Media Network, which shut down its U.S. cable channel on April 30, will relaunch in the U.S. market.

Reuters reports that the company plans to make Al Jazeera English available domestically via digital streaming. The company’s English-language international news channel reaches more than 305 million households internationally, but U.S. viewers have not had access to its live stream.

Al Jazeera unveiled its plans in an email sent Thursday to employees.

“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,” Reuters reports.

The email adds: “I am pleased to be able to say that, all going well, AJE will [be] available in the USA, across digital platforms, in September. The exact date will be fixed once we get the green light from our Legal team, who have been concluding deals with the cable carriers of AJAM.”

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  1. Great to see Al Jazzera English will be available again. Expanding AJE is what they should have done to begin with. It had a loyal following, especially among cordcutters.

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