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Will I be able watch Al Jazeera America on Aug 20th and beyond?

I know that current tv is no more, and al jazzera america to go live. The question is will I be able to enjoy it. I have been looking forward to this adtion of news channels. In my view ABC* CNN* FOX* *NBC* is not enough.

I am hoping this channel goes live. Maybe some day I will get my wish in see BBCnews as well. I want  more news and less news entertainment.

 

Not that I want any of the other channels to go away. I just want more options. I like uverse dearly. I am still waiting the 1000's of channels everyone was dreaming about years ago.

 

 

I am still kind of irritated., and so is my family that although we enjoy our UVERSE TV. It is still does not live up to the ideal. Kids channels are great. The educational channels are still lacking. Dreaming of the day that we have something equivalant of BBC 4 here.

 

 

 

 

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We dropped the Current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business.

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Yes. When Current TV transforms into Al Jazeera America at 3 PM Eastern time on August 20 you will be able to watch it on the same channel (189).

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codycooper864 wrote:
Yes. When Current TV transforms into Al Jazeera America at 3 PM Eastern time on August 20 you will be able to watch it on the same channel (189).

Source? AT&T hasn't said one way or the other whether or not they are broadcasting.  New owners, new contract. 

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Enter your zip code in the link below:

 

http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html

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oufanindallas wrote:

codycooper864 wrote:
Yes. When Current TV transforms into Al Jazeera America at 3 PM Eastern time on August 20 you will be able to watch it on the same channel (189).

Source? AT&T hasn't said one way or the other whether or not they are broadcasting.  New owners, new contract. 


According to the link texasguy provided, it will be on channel 189 as anticipated.

 

Let the games begin....

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Ok cool, good possibility then thank you. Crossing my fingers... and hoping for the best.Thanks everyone.


skeeterintexas wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

codycooper864 wrote:
Yes. When Current TV transforms into Al Jazeera America at 3 PM Eastern time on August 20 you will be able to watch it on the same channel (189).

Source? AT&T hasn't said one way or the other whether or not they are broadcasting.  New owners, new contract. 


According to the link texasguy provided, it will be on channel 189 as anticipated.

 

Let the games begin....



skeeterintexas wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

codycooper864 wrote:
Yes. When Current TV transforms into Al Jazeera America at 3 PM Eastern time on August 20 you will be able to watch it on the same channel (189).

Source? AT&T hasn't said one way or the other whether or not they are broadcasting.  New owners, new contract. 


According to the link texasguy provided, it will be on channel 189 as anticipated.

 

Let the games begin....





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I tried several St. Louis area zip codes, each one said "No channels found for your zip!" From this I would assume that Al Jazeera America will not be available nationwide on U-Verse.

 


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I tried several St. Louis area zip codes, each one said "No channels found for your zip!" From this I would assume that Al Jazeera America will not be available nationwide on U-Verse.

 


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That is odd since I put my zip in and it came up 189. 

 

I'm neither "yea or nay" on the channel.  I just think it's a good idea to have a choice.

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dwinth wrote:

I tried several St. Louis area zip codes, each one said "No channels found for your zip!" From this I would assume that Al Jazeera America will not be available nationwide on U-Verse.

 


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I just tried zip codes in the Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas areas, and received the same message of "No channels found for your zip!".

 

I went to the Al Jazeera web site ( http://www.aljazeera.com/demandaljazeera/ ), and if the information is current, the channel is available only in New York, NY; Washington DC; Burlington, VT; Toledo, OH; and Bristol, RI.

 

Evidentally, a few zip codes in Texas, such as where SkeeterinTexas lives, will also have the channel on U-Verse.

 


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Weirdness....I went back and entered my zip again and it's says "No channels found in your zip!"

 

Second thoughts?

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dwinth wrote:

I tried several St. Louis area zip codes, each one said "No channels found for your zip!" From this I would assume that Al Jazeera America will not be available nationwide on U-Verse.

 


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I just put in the Kirkwood zip, and a zip in South City and both said it is available on Uverse.

 

 

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MicCheck wrote:

dwinth wrote:

I tried several St. Louis area zip codes, each one said "No channels found for your zip!" From this I would assume that Al Jazeera America will not be available nationwide on U-Verse.

 


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I just put in the Kirkwood zip, and a zip in South City and both said it is available on Uverse.

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/Xq8fy3J.png


I just tried Texasguy's link again, and now it shows that I can get Al Jazeera America. The web site must have been modified since this morning when I first tried it. I did the procedure just now exactly as I did it this morning.

 

http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html

 


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dwinth wrote:
I went to the Al Jazeera web site ( http://www.aljazeera.com/demandaljazeera/ ), and if the information is current, the channel is available only in New York, NY; Washington DC; Burlington, VT; Toledo, OH; and Bristol, RI.

Your link is to Al Jazeera English which is an existing channel and not the same as the new Al Jazeera America channel which launches on August 20th.

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It is available in the Spartanburg, SC market on U-Verse on 189 according to that link and the program guide lists all of its shows for me. So I assume I will have it.

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Yeah, their zipcode thingy seemed broken, now it shows UVERSE on channel 189

 

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Fox,NBC,CNN & MSNBC are All pre-packaged news anyway !

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Current has gone dark on my feed with bad jazz and "Programming is no longer available"; guess we'll see at noon (Pacific) if the new channel is up. :smileyhappy:

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We dropped the Current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business.


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Great news, hope it stays that way!

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ATTDmitriyCM wrote:

We dropped the Current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business.


Well Dmitri , that is too bad.  I hope that AT&T had a contract dispute and not an ideological, one. Not going into a political debate, here but I have read/heard from multiple sources that Al Jazera is the least biased of any major news provider.  It's always good to be able to get differing viewpoints.   For years, I listened to shortwave (world band) radio as BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio Canada International provided a different view on world news.  I hope that AT&T reconsiders as it would have been nice to watch, at least once.  Rethink Impossible?  Lol.

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I hope they can come to an agreement eventually, cause I am a little bit mad. I WANT more choices. BBC, AL JAZEERA. I would even cave and say the people can have there ENTERTAINMENT channel like the Blaze. Each channel adds more value, and more diverse opinions. 

 

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To me it is NEVER. "great news" when a provider like U-Verse simply refuses to carry a channel and make it available for its subscribers. I know U-Verse like the back of my hand and can read them like a book! Here's what most assuredly happened:

Al Jazerra probably wanted U- Verse to carry the BeIN Sport channel that they also have ownership of as well as the Internet offerings of BeIN Sport. AT&T, who balked at the Internet BeIN Sport offering before and walked out on negotiations, did so again. I love u- Verse but their attempts at hardball can be maddening! Now I personally would probably not watch Al Jazeera America or BeIN a whole lot myself, but I believe in CHOICE! I think every provider should offer every channel so their subscribers can choose what they want to watch. The provider has no right to choose what I can watch FOR me! And I'll just bet that they don't bring the Pac-12 Network aboard either. Something will probably fall through there too. So even though I WANT to watch Pac-12, U-Verse might tell me that I CAN'T watch it! It's funny AJA was able to make an agreement with every other major provider out there BUT U-Verse! Here in Spartanburg, if you have Dish, Direct, or Charter you will have the option of watching AJ if you so choose. But AT&T has decided to make your decision for you- like a parent telling a child they can't watch something.

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To me it is NEVER. "great news" when a provider like U-Verse simply refuses to carry a channel and make it available for its subscribers. I know U-Verse like the back of my hand and can read them like a book! Here's what most assuredly happened:

Al Jazerra probably wanted U- Verse to carry the BeIN Sport channel that they also have ownership of as well as the Internet offerings of BeIN Sport. AT&T, who balked at the Internet BeIN Sport offering before and walked out on negotiations, did so again. I love u- Verse but their attempts at hardball can be maddening! Now I personally would probably not watch Al Jazeera America or BeIN a whole lot myself, but I believe in CHOICE! I think every provider should offer every channel so their subscribers can choose what they want to watch. The provider has no right to choose what I can watch FOR me! And I'll just bet that they don't bring the Pac-12 Network aboard either. Something will probably fall through there too. So even though I WANT to watch Pac-12, U-Verse might tell me that I CAN'T watch it! It's funny AJA was able to make an agreement with every other major provider out there BUT U-Verse! Here in Spartanburg, if you have Dish, Direct, or Charter you will have the option of watching AJ if you so choose. But AT&T has decided to make your decision for you- like a parent telling a child they can't watch something.

You have said this about bien Sport before. Unless you can cite your sources, you're just spreading around rumors that have a very strong possibility of being false.

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Sadly disappointed....just tried to tune in to 189 and it is no more.  Just read that ATT dropped the network an hour ago.  I have been a customer for over 20 years, they just lost me.

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Sadly disappointed....just tried to tune in to 189 and it is no more.  Just read that ATT dropped the network an hour ago.  I have been a customer for over 20 years, they just lost me.


U-Verse hasn't existed for more than 7 years. Dropping thembecause they aren't carrying a brand new channel on day one is making you want to leave them?

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I was looking fordward to Al Jezerra.  It's news coverage is detailed and objective.  Now I guess I need another provider

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I have been a customer of ATT for all those years, not just a UVerse customer. And yes, if there is something I am interested in that they don't provide, I will switch.

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I am sick and tired of corporations deciding what news I can watch.  It's bad enough we have to watch then crap that's already part of your line up.  Are you afraid of real journalism?

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I am sick and tired of corporations deciding what news I can watch.  It's bad enough we have to watch then crap that's already part of your line up.  Are you afraid of real journalism?


The AT&T corporation is a business. As a private business, it has the right to provide whatever content it feels like providing. Input from the customers helps, but the corporation or business has the final say.

 

If you owned a business. would you want your customers running your business instead of you running it yourself? Large or small business, the owners have the last say.

 


 

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If you owned a business. would you want your customers running your business instead of you running it yourself? Large or small business, the owners have the last say.


 

Not true.  At some point, if the corporation doesn't do what the customers want, they lose sales and eventually go bankrupt.  The final say is in the hands of the customers.

 

 

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