Al Jazeera America came to NCTA with real distribution work to do, courting cable operators to carry the all-news channel that parent org Al Jazeera Media Network intends to launch by late August.
Al Jazeera America
In the latest of a series of announcements marking its preparations to launch a new cable-news outlet in 2013, Al Jazeera America has hired Andrea Stone and Tony Karon as senior online executive…
The deep-pocketed Al Jazeera org has committed to bringing on 700 staffers and opening 12 bureaus around the country, as well as a Gotham headquarters, to support the launch of its English-lingo net.
In a signal a new cable-news outlet backed by overseas interests intends to vie for viewers and, possibly, advertisers with U.S. rivals, Al Jazeera America said Thursday it had lured CNN on-air…
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