The cable news network Al Jazeera America is gaining wider distribution, starting this week. The Los Angeles Times reports that Time Warner Cable will begin carrying the channel this week, potentially as early as Friday.
As previously reported, Time Warner Cable was initially cool to the idea of carrying the network, which was created when pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera bought Current TV. Time Warner Cable took Current TV off its systems after the sale.
Time Warner Cable agreed to carry Al Jazeera America in October, a few months after the network made its U.S. debut, the Times notes.