Comments for: Al Jazeera’s new channel struggles for U.S. distribution

Posted Jan. 03, 2013, at 8:50 p.m.

NEW YORK — Al-Jazeera’s announced plans to establish a new U.S. cable news channel via the purchase of Current TV isn’t even 48 hours old and already it finds itself in a vicious battle to retain distribution rights. Al-Jazeera’s acquisition of Current TV is basically a pay-for-distribution play. The Qatar-backed …

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