Al Jazeera America

Report: Al Jazeera plans US streaming move

Al Jazeera Media Network is reportedly planning to make its English-language international news channel available to viewers in the US via the web. According to an email seen by Reuters, Al Jazeera plans to make Al Jazeera English available in the US across digital platforms in September and is in talks with cable carriers about […]

‘Unsustainable’ Al Jazeera America to shut down

Al Jazeera America will close its cable and digital operations in the coming months, citing an unsustainable business model. Announcing the decision yesterday, Al Jazeera America CEO Al Anstey said that the US network would cease operating by April 30 – less than three years after its launch. In an email to all employees, Anstey […]

New chief for Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera has named Giles Trendle as acting managing director of its English-language channel, following the departure of Al Anstey to take over at Al Jazeera America.  Trendle was previously responsible for commissioning and acquiring a number of high-profile programmes for Al Jazeera English, including the Witness documentary strand. Prior to joining Al Jazeera, he […]

Al Jazeera America hires top US news talent ahead of launch

Al Jazeera America, the Qatar-owned news broadcaster’s forthcoming US channel, has hired former ABC News executive Kate O’Brian to be its president. O’Brian, the senior vice-president at ABC News, has overseen the broadcaster’s newsgathering operations since 2007. She will have full responsibility for Al Jazeera America’s strategy and editorial operations, reporting to Al Jazeera executive […]