Current TV

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.

Current TV Acquired by Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera has acquired Al Gore's struggling cable channel Current TV and will use it to expand its domestic footprint.

Is an Austin-Based Startup About to Buy Current TV? (Hint: No)

Is Current TV entertaining a tempting bid from Austin-based tech startup—a bid that would entail a move to the Texas capital and a reworking of the network's core principles? No.

What Would A Sale Mean for Current TV?

Al Gore and Joel Hyatt's Current TV—the network that hired Keith Olbermann out of his post-MSNBC free-fall, then quickly parted ways with him—is reportedly up for sale.

First Mover: Joy Behar

Specs Age 70 New gig Host, Current TV’s Joy Behar: Say Anything Old gig Host, HLN’s The Joy Behar Show

Dish Network Doubling Down on Auto Hop

If you were wondering whether or not Dish Network is considering backing away from its Auto Hop feature in the wake of programmer outrage and litigation, wonder no more: no.

Al Gore to Host Current TV’s Convention Coverage

Current TV is finally using its most obvious asset on the air. Al Gore, who co-founded the network with Joel Hyatt, will lead coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions on the tiny cable news net, with the rest of the network's team backing him up.

Joy Behar Heads to Current

It's called The Joy Behar Show (maybe), but it's not on HLN. The host of The View and longtime afternoon news personality, Behar is headed to Current with the title of her old show as the working title of her new show. Behar's HLN series ended last year; now, she's taking over the 6 p.m.

Information Diet: Joel Hyatt

Specs Age 62 Accomplishments Co-founder and CEO of Current Media; former National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party Base New York and San Francisco