Al Jazeera America Debuts Website Ahead of Channel Launch

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Al Jazeera America launches one week from today, and the organization is continuing to roll out products. Today, AJAM launched an official website at america.aljazeera.com with breaking news, analysis and video, a far cry from the previous placeholder, which was just a collection of press releases and information on what carriers were carrying the channel.

The site features top stories and the latest news at the top, with features and trending topics down the pager. It looks like video will be prominently featured, but with a channel that hasn’t launched, the video selection is somewhat limited. There is also a TV schedule, and a box to put in your ZIP and see which MSOs are carrying AJAM in your area.

The schedule also had an important absence: there is no 8 PM program as of yet. What will fill that timeslot come August 20? We will have to wait and see.

A larger screengrab of the site is below. (h/t Dena Takruri)