Al Jazeera America

Will Time Warner Provide Al Jazeera America With Ad Sales Support?

Today Al Jazeera America passed the 50 million subscriber mark thanks in part to a new agreement with Time Warner Cable, which adds the net to its subscriber base and to Bright House Networks.

Al Jazeera America Is Already in a Carriage Dispute With AT&T

That was quick: even before Al Jazeera America made it to the airwaves on Tuesday, it was already in the middle of its first carriage dispute.

Some Advertisers View Al Jazeera America as Too Risky

Al Jazeera America (AJAM) launches on Tuesday with both the boundless enthusiasm of the hard-core news hounds who are driving its slick, expensive content, and a branding problem as big as the Persian Gulf.

A Sneak Peek at Media Plan of the Year in The Adweek [Video]

This week's update from the Ad Cave includes a sneak peek at the Media Plan of the Year, Sam Thielman's thoughts on the U.S. launch of Al Jazeera as well as ex-Mad Man Jared Harris' Info Diet.

Al Jazeera America Will Have 6 Minutes of Ads Per Hour

One of the most surprising revelations in a call today with interim Al Jazeera CEO Ehab El Shihabi and president of newsgathering Kate O'Brian was that, unlike its more ad-heavy competitors, Al Jazeera America will have only six minutes per hour of commercials when it launches on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president.

Indie News Channels Look to Break Into Cable

As cable operators angrily watch margins shrink and subscriber fees rise, independent networks are trying to wedge themselves into the gap—and nowhere is the field of hopefuls more crowded than in cable news.