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Al Jazeera English

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Posted: November 27, 2013 by Lola Foster
Program: Al Jazeera English (1 comment)
Greetings. I no longer see "Aljazeera News" in late afternoon / evening. What happened? Thank you, LS Foster
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I am afraid Al Jazeera is gone from 12.3 for good.
On Friday August 16th, CPT12 received the following communique from Megahertz Worldview.
Joan
CPT12 Staff

Subject: Statements regarding departure of Al Jazeera English from MHz on Tuesday, August 20
 
Hello All,
 
On Tuesday, August 20, Al Jazeera English will cease its distribution of the channel in the United States. That means it’s newscasts will no longer be available on MHz Worldview. The live streaming of AJE on their website will also not be available any longer in the U.S. either.  Instead, Al Jazeera will be launching a new and different channel called Al Jazeera America, which is exclusively available on American cable (not thru sources like MHz.)
 
We’ll be including crawls and spots on air about this.
 
NEW PROGRAMS IN PLACE OF AJE CONTENT
 
Nationally (MHz Worldview) and online/apps/Google TV, Roku
·         The 8 AM ET AJE Newscast will be replaced with Ethiopian TV News in English.
·         The 7 PM ET AJE Newscast will be replaced with Debate (France 24), a live debate on the topic of the day, presented by François Picard.
 
TALKING POINTS
Here are some talking points for the inquiries you may be receiving from viewers as they notice AJE content is not available:
 
- Al Jazeera English is no longer distributed in the United States, consequently making the channel unavailable to MHz Networks.
 
- This is a decision made by Al Jazeera, not MHz Networks.
 
- The elimination of the AJE channel in the U.S. was made by Al Jazeera so they could launch their new product, Al Jazeera America.
 
-Al Jazeera America is available on cable, satellite and telco where Current TV used to be available.
 
-Viewers should check with their local provider to confirm the availability of Al Jazeera America in the package they may subscribe to. They may need to upgrade services. To see where you can watch Al Jazeera America in your area, click here: http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM AL JAZEERA
-Additional information about the new Al Jazeera America can be found at: http://america.aljazeera.com/
 
-Frequently Asked Questions regarding AJA and Al Jazeera English: http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/faq.html 
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