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

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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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No, you will not be able to watch Al Jazeera since At&T pulled the plug.  This is the final straw for me.  I've had all sorts of problems since I became a UVerse subscriber in January.  Now, I'm ready to go back to Comcast.

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Very happy that they will not carry them.

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Wow! People sure do get worked up over the stupidest stuff. Instead of worrying and threatening over this one channel that will NOT EVER draw big numbers, try spending more time with your kid or pet.

 

You'd be better off than this constant whining. I don't get my way..i'm leaving and taking my ball back to Comcrap, who I trashed before I trashed AT& T.  

 

WAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

 

Haven't had NHL Network for 2 years..love hockey. not whining. Get over yourselves.

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ACE - Master

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bluewahoos86 wrote:

Can you be more specific about your answer "provided value for our customers and our business"? This is extremely dissapointing. AT&T is doing a disservice to our community by not airing Al Jazeera America. You are depriving your customers of high quality news, which is an asset more valuable than regular programming. The are no alternatives to  CNN, FOX, and MSNBC for a 24/7 news channel. AT&T has a moral obligation to broadcast the news so that the American people can stay informed about the crucial issues of our time. 


AT&T is a for profit company, after all, so they do have to watch their bottom line.  I may have jumped the gun, wondering aloud if AT&T made a Political decision not to carry the channel instead of a truly economic one.  That may still be the case, idk.  In a non-related newsgroup, last night, it was mentioned that Current was pulling in 50 cents per subscriber, per month.  Texasguy37 knows the actual # of U-Verse subscribers but if it is 5 million (and assuming that includes TV) multiply that by 50 cents, equals well over $2M a month.  SO, I can see that AT&T might balk at that rate as there are cheaper channels that I regularly watch.  PLUS they had to cough up more $ for FOX Sports 1.  Long story short (and directed squarely at AT&T): I never watched Current but would more than likely tune in at least some to AJ.   Please reconsider.

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This is ridiculous - I cannot believe att made this choice.  As soon as I got home yesterday, I tried to watch the channel only to discover their last minute, lame decision.  Their reason for not airing the channel is just not true.  They were afraid of backlash & decided to become censors.  All my reasons for leaving Comcast pale to this.

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I, too, am disappointed and angry that AT&T is not showing Al Jazeera.  Who can we file our complaints with?

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Who posted this lie on 8/14???

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fthindal wrote:

Who posted this lie on 8/14???


What lie are you referring to? As subscribers, we assumed that U-Verse would broadcast Al Jazeera as it took the place of Current TV. We had no idea that there were negotiations going on that would lead to Al Jazeera not being on U-Verse.

No one lied to anyone. It was a wrong assumption on the part of the subscribers.


 

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Demitri,

 

I agree with you commentary.

I wished we could see the dayly BBC from the UK, not the USA editorialized TV.

Also some other TV channels from all over the world will be helpful.

We would get some more unbiased news.

 

Unfortunately ATT belongs to the same catogory as news bringers.

paul van den muysenberg

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pvmuysen wrote:

Demitri,

 

I agree with you commentary.

I wished we could see the dayly BBC from the UK, not the USA editorialized TV.

Also some other TV channels from all over the world will be helpful.

We would get some more unbiased news.

 

Unfortunately ATT belongs to the same catogory as news bringers.

paul van den muysenberg


Paul - you may be asking a lot of a TV Provider.  CNN International and a few other foreign language channels are all that
you would get anywhere.  A shortwave radio or audio / video streams from International broadcasters are better bets.

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Message 56 of 76 (1,431 Views)
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I don't care about this channel i never watched Current maybe new channel channel could be added in its place like the Blaze or BBC HD that's what i hope we can get .
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That subscriber fee for Current TV is way off base. According to news articles that I read, the fee was 12 cents per subscriber. It was also speculated that Al Jazeera might initially drop that fee all together in order to gain widespread coverage of Al Jazeera America.
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Someone posted some information about this channel and some of the news anchors that will be featured on this channel.  I then did the appropriate research into these people and I simply rolled my eyes.

 

This channel isn't anything like what some people think that this channel is going to be.  If they think that this channel is going to provide a different viewpoint than say, MSNBC, CBS, or ABC News I've got some bottom land to sell you.  I just won't tell you what it's at the bottom of.

 

OK, so let's name off some of the news anchors that will be featured on Al Jazeera America.

 

One of the evening news shows features John Seigenthaler.  Where did he come from?  MSNBC.

Oh, and here's another known news person.  Joie Chenex CNN & CBS anchor.  Oh, and lookie here... Antonio Mora, ex ABC anchor.

 

Don't think for one second they aren't bringing their own bias to the news channel and the news programs that they host on it.  Same old news hacks that we see on American news outlets.

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trparky wrote:

Someone posted some information about this channel and some of the news anchors that will be featured on this channel.  I then did the appropriate research into these people and I simply rolled my eyes.

 

This channel isn't anything like what some people think that this channel is going to be.  If they think that this channel is going to provide a different viewpoint than say, MSNBC, CBS, or ABC News I've got some bottom land to sell you.  I just won't tell you what it's at the bottom of.

 

OK, so let's name off some of the news anchors that will be featured on Al Jazeera America.

 

One of the evening news shows features John Seigenthaler.  Where did he come from?  MSNBC.

Oh, and here's another known news person.  Joie Chenex CNN & CBS anchor.  Oh, and lookie here... Antonio Mora, ex ABC anchor.

 

Don't think for one second they aren't bringing their own bias to the news channel and the news programs that they host on it.  Same old news hacks that we see on American news outlets.


Or maybe there just is a huge desire for people to leave the major "news" outlets so that they can do real journalism instead of the lowest common denominator garbage that most American networks have devolved into.

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