Al JAzeera

  • Al Jazeera America’s Bet On Serious News Only Snags 13,000 Daily Viewers

    Al Jazeera America’s Bet On Serious News Only Snags 13,000 Daily Viewers

    Earlier today,┬áthe New York Post reported that the newly launched Al Jazeera American cable news channel has very low ratings. For its first few months, the channel has averaged around 13,000 viewers. That’s low, but not zero. The kicker is that the predecessor to what people now call AJAM, Current TV, had a larger average audience of, wait for it, 31,000. That number was so low the… Read More

  • Al Jazeera Has Bought Its Way Into Viewers’ Homes With A Deal For Al Gore’s Current TV (CONFIRMED)

    Al Jazeera Has Bought Its Way Into Viewers’ Homes With A Deal For Al Gore’s Current TV (CONFIRMED)

    Qatar-financed news organization Al Jazeera is close to a deal for Current, which would make it available to a majority of cable viewers around the country. Current might not have gotten high ratings, but it had distribution, thanks to deals it had struck with several of the major cable companies. Current is available in 60 million out of 100 million U.S. cable homes. Read More

  • Al Jazeera's Social Revolution (In Realtime)

    Al Jazeera's Social Revolution (In Realtime)

    While you can debate about the exact role of social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook, in Egypt’s revolution, there is no question about its role as a new global media channel. Where once people tuned into CNN to watch governments collapse, this time around they tuned into Al Jazeera on the Web (at least in English speaking countries lie the U.S. where Al Jazeera English is… Read More

  • Al Jazeera adds live streaming to mobile website and makes iPhone apps free

    Al Jazeera adds live streaming to mobile website and makes iPhone apps free

    Al Jazeera’s mobile Media unit has been quite busy lately. After making their iPhone apps free, the broadcaster has added live streaming to their mobile website. Live streaming is supported on the iPhone only for now, but Al Jazeera’s Mobile media unit is planning on adding support for other mobile platforms soon. The mobile website streaming service works almost as well as the… Read More