Time Warner Cable to Distribute Al Jazeera America
It is amazing that this channel isn’t number one among liberals. But I guess that would mean they’d have to turn away from some raunchy reality show.
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Since its August 20 launch, Al Jazeera America has been an unmitigated failure, unable to even attract even a small percentage of the 3 million Muslims living in America. According to the New York Times, although the news channel is now carried in 44 million American homes, total viewership sits at a statistical zero: 25,000 total viewers. Therefore, it is doubtful that a new deal with Time Warner to add another 10 million households will make any kind of difference.
The distribution deal is the first Al Jazeera America has made since its debut two months ago, replacing Current TV. Ehab Al Shihabi, Al Jazeera America’s interim chief executive, estimated that once the deal was fully in effect, the channel would be available in about 54 million of the 100 million American homes that subscribe to satellite and cable television, up from about 44 million homes now.