Al Jazeera pushed back on Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s lawsuit over the sale of Current TV, contending that their claims that Al Jazeera engaged in fraud in withholding tens of millions in payments are…
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera claiming that the news channel is withholding money they were to receive from the sale of the network they co-founded, Current TV. Al…
David Shuster will join Al Jazeera America as one of the channel’s New York anchors, it was announced today. The new channel launches on August 20. Shuster previously worked at MSNBC and most…
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One thing that was made crystal clear at Pivot’s first-ever TCA session is that this millennial-focused cabler is no Current TV. Numerous journos pelted network prez Evan Shapiro with questions about…
NBC has tapped Phil Breman as vice prez of current programming. Breman joins the Peacock after serving as exec director of original series at Disney Channel. In his post at NBC, Breman is tasked with…
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.
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…
In a bold move to expand its U.S. presence, Middle East news org Al Jazeera has acquired cabler Current TV in a deal valued at about $500 million.
A week after he was fired from Current TV, Keith Olbermann has filed a breach of contract lawsuit accusing the cabler of violating aspects of his contract ranging from the use of his likeness in…
Keith Olbermann is out at Current TV after little over a year with the network.
Mark Rosenthal is stepping down as CEO of Current TV, a spokesman for the network confirmed Thursday.