Current TV

Al Jazeera countersues Current co-founders Gore and Hyatt

Al Jazeera America is countersuing former Current TV owners, former US vice-president Al Gore and co-founder Joel Hyatt, rejecting claims that it withheld funds relating to its buyout of the network. In August, Gore and Hyatt filed a lawsuit accusing Al Jazeera of fraud and breach of contract, alleging that the Qatari company has withheld […]

Al Gore suing Al Jazeera for allegedly withholding funds

Former US vice-president Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera, claiming the Qatar-based broadcaster has withheld US$65 million owed to him and a partner over the sale of Current TV. Gore and fellow Current TV founder Joel Hyatt have accused Al Jazeera of fraud and breach of contract. The filing, in a Delaware court, alleges that […]

Al Jazeera America launches today

Al Jazeera’s new US channel launches today, taking on existing news services such as CNN and MSNBC. The launch follows Al Jazeera’s acquisition of Al Gore-backed Current TV at the beginning of the year. The channel will be available to close to 50 million US TV homes at launch thanks to Current TV’s carriage agreements. […]

Al Jazeera buys Current TV, will launch Al Jazeera America

International news broadcaster Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, the US factual and current affairs channel created by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and will replace the channel with a new network, Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera said that the deal would expand its US distribution from 4.7 million to 40 million, thanks to Current […]

Current TV assessing sale options

International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale. The company is currently evaluating its strategic options and has hired JP Morgan Chase and the Raine Group to assess its options. One option is to sell the firm, while it is also exploring strategic partnerships with media companies or a new round of venture […]

Sky drops Current TV from pay TV line-up

BSkyB has axed Current TV from its pay TV platform after the Al Gore-backed channel struggled for ratings. Current TV launched in the UK in 2007 with a line-up of news and documentaries, predominantly from independent producers. Sky is removing the channel from its entertainment package. It could remain as a free-to-air channel, but the […]