Topic: Current TV

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

Kate O’Brian joins well-funded startup channel

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. In her new role,…

Indie News Channels Look to Break Into Cable

Can deep pockets + niche ideologies = success?

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…

Current TV Acquired by Al Jazeera

Al Gore cable net indie no longer; deal could radically improve distribution for Arab news channel

Al Jazeera has acquired Al Gore's struggling cable channel Current TV and will use it to expand its domestic footprint. The eye-opening move gives Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network responsible for…

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

Expect to read less about this

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. It's…

What Would A Sale Mean for Current TV?

Al Gore's indie net fields offers for sale, explores funding round

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. A spokeswoman for…

First Mover: Joy Behar

The comedienne on people who inspire her and the kind of guests who make her nervous

Specs Age 70 New gig Host, Current TV’s Joy Behar: Say Anything Old gig Host, HLN’s The Joy Behar Show So what’s the new gig going to be like? Well, the new gig is something…

Dish Network Doubling Down on Auto Hop

Boxing-themed presser features Beck, Eliot Spitzer

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. An…

Al Gore to Host Current TV's Convention Coverage

Network's struggle to join the conversation continues

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…

Joy Behar Heads to Current

Former HLN host will headline the network's 6 p.m. hour

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…

Information Diet: Joel Hyatt

Current's CEO makes time to devour 'Mad Men' and 'The Borgias'

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 What’s the first information you consume in the morning? The first…